Rapid Assessment of Potential Ischaemic Heart Disease With CTCA (RAPID-CTCA)

Sponsor: University of Edinburgh Identifier: NCT02284191


This study aims to investigate the effect of early CTCA in patients with suspected or confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) or Medical Assessment Unit (MAU), upon interventions, event rates and health care costs in a pragmatic clinical trial and economic evaluation up to 1 year after the trial intervention. The primary objective will be to investigate the effect of the intervention on the proportion of patients with all-cause death or recurrent non-fatal type 1 or type 4b myocardial infarction (MI) at one year.

Condition:  Acute Coronary Syndrome

Intervention: Radiation: CT Coronary Angiogram (CTCA)

Official Title: The Role of Early CT Coronary Angiography in the Evaluation, Intervention and Outcome of Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Suspected or Confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome

Detailed Description:

DESIGN: Open parallel group randomised controlled trial of early computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in patients presenting with suspected/confirmed acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to Emergency Departments (ED) and Medical Assessment Units.