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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Acute Coronary Syndrome or Tobacco Use
and you are
between 18 and 75
years old
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The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Quitting smoking following acute coronary syndrome can reduce mortality up to 50%. However, depression and smoking are highly co-morbid and depressed mood may interfere with cessation and independently predicts mortality. Thus, a single, integrated treatment for both smoking and depression could be highly effective in reducing post-acute coronary syndrome mortality. Behavioral Activation (BA) is a well established treatment for depression and has recently shown promise as a treatment for smoking cessation. The investigators systematically developed an intervention integrating gold standard smoking cessation counseling with existing BA based mood management techniques for post-ACS smokers; Behavioral Activation Treatment for Cardiac Smokers (BAT-CS). Objective: For this R56 the investigators will conduct a vanguard trial to pilot all methods, materials, and systems for the later fully powered BAT-CS vs. attention control trial. The investigators will enroll up to 36 smokers with ACS and randomize them to 12 weeks of BAT-CS or an attention control (Health and Wellness Education). Both groups will be offered the nicotine patch if medically safe.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Experimental: Behavioral Activation Treatment for Cardiac Smokers (BAT-CS)
  • Behavioral: Smoking cessation plus Health and Wellness
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03029923. The sponsor of the trial is The Miriam Hospital and it is looking for 0 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Integrated Smoking Cessation and Mood Management for ACS Patients (PACES Phase IV Vanguard R56 Trial)