Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Location
at UCLA
Dates
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

Worldwide over 2 million adults (>30,000 Canadians) undergo heart surgery annually. Although heart surgery provides important survival benefits, it is associated with potential major complications such as death, stroke, and heart attack. There is promising evidence that measurement of heart injury markers after surgery will identify patients at risk of death or major complications. This study will determine the current incidence of major complications in a representative sample of 15,000 contemporary adult patients undergoing heart surgery. Knowing the current burden of complications will inform clinicians, administrators, government and granting agencies about resources required to address the problem. This study will also establish the role of measuring heart injury markers to identify important heart injury after heart surgery and the proportion that would go undetected without routine heart injury marker monitoring. This information will facilitate further studies of timely interventions. In summary, the VISION Cardiac Surgery Study addresses fundamental questions that will have profound public health implications given the millions of adults worldwide who undergo heart surgery annually.

Keywords

Vascular Death Myocardial Infarction Stroke Cardiac Surgery Troponin Vascular events Myocardial injury Observational cohort study Public health Infarction

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. Age ≥ 18 years.
  2. Patients who have undergone cardiac surgery. This includes coronary artery bypass grafting and all open heart procedures such as valvular repairs/replacement.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Previously enrolled in the VISION Cardiac Surgery Study.
  2. Patients who have undergone an isolated pericardial window, pericardiectomy, permanent pacemaker or defibrillator implantation.

Locations

  • Ronald Reagan Medical Centre, UCLA
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Hamilton Health Sciences
    Hamilton Ontario L8L 2X2 Canada

Details

Status
in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Population Health Research Institute
ID
NCT01842568
Study Type
Observational
Last Updated