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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Acute Coronary Syndrome
and you are
over 18
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY Patients with low functional capacity (frail patients) with cardiovascular disease, in particular those undergoing invasive procedures or suffering from coronary artery disease, have a much higher adverse events, death and re-hospitalizations. and complications, suggesting the need for a more accurate functional stratification and a more careful evaluation of the risk/benefit ratio of some invasive procedures. An early and ad hoc physical activity intervention could be improve functional autonomy of these patients early after discharge with benefit on long-term outcome. The present study is performed to assess the impact, evaluated by Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), of a program of physical activity early after discharge in elderly patients aged 75 years and older with low physical performance. This is an interventional, multicenter, prospective, randomized, phase III study. The present study is expected to enroll elderly patients admitted to hospital for acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary angioplasty and stratified with SPPB score predischarge. At the moment of discharge there will be a screening: patients with SPPB score 0-2 o 10-12 will be exclusively followed up by clinical visit every year. Patients with SPPB score 3-9 will be evaluated during the inclusion visit when SPPB will be repeated. If SPPB score will be 0-3 or 10-12, patients will be considered screening failure and will be followed up by clinical visit; patients with SPPB score between 4 to 9 will be randomized to standard of care (see below) or to an ad hoc physical activity program (see below). The aim of the study is to demonstrate 6 months later an improvement in the SPPB score (at least 1 point) in patients randomized to physical activity intervention versus patients randomized to standard of care. All patients will be evaluated until 3 years after randomization.

Provided treatments

  • Other: physical activity intervention
  • Other: standard of care

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03021044. The sponsor of the trial is University Hospital of Ferrara and it is looking for 235 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Physical Activity Intervention for Patients With Reduced Physical Performance After Acute Coronary Syndrome: a Randomized Clinical Trial (The HULK Pilot Study).