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Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischemia Pilot study (ACIP)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1519524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ischemia can lead to myocardial necrosis, arrhythmias and death. Current practice suggests that asymptomatic or silent myocardial ischemia be treated as though it were symptomatic ischemia. This practice is associated with a growing trend of more frequent use of electrocardiographic monitoring, more complex therapeutic drug regimens and more frequent use of revascularization. However, there is no adequate study of the efficacy and safety of alternative therapeutic approaches to the treatment of asymptomatic myocardial ischemia. Therefore, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has planned the Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischemia Pilot (ACIP) study. The ACIP study is a multicenter international pilot trial to determine the efficacy and safety of angina-directed medical therapy, angina plus ambulatory electrocardiographic-directed medical therapy and revascularization. The treatment of asymptomatic cardiac ischemia is double-blind and placebo-controlled. The primary end point is elimination of ischemia on the 48-hour electrocardiogram at 12 weeks. Patients will be followed-up for at least 1 year. Secondary analyses will include comparisons of the 2 medical regimens, amounts of medicine taken, and exercise versus electrocardiographic results. Eleven clinical units are recruiting 600 patients with coronary anatomy suitable for revascularization, a positive exercise stress test, and 1 or more asymptomatic ischemic episodes on the 48-hours electrocardiogram. Patients are stratified by center, symptom status and previous coronary surgery. If warranted by the pilot study results, a full-scale trial will be considered to determine whether amelioration of asymptomatic ischemia improves survival and reduces cardiovascular morbidity.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-08     Completed Date:  1992-10-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  744-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / epidemiology,  therapy*
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Myocardial Revascularization
Pilot Projects
Research Design
Grant Support
Erratum In:
Am J Cardiol 1993 Feb 15;71(5):504

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