COVID-19: SCAI and CAIC launch registry to provide vital data for managing patients

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The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology (CAIC) have formed the North American COVID-19 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Registry (NACMI). The study will be chaired by Tim Henry (SCAI) and Payam Dehghani (CAIC).

According to a press release, any COVID-19 positive patients or persons under investigation (PUI) with ST-segment elevation or new-onset left bundle branch block with a clinical correlate of myocardial ischaemia (chest pain, dyspnoea, cardiac arrest, haemodynamic instability) will be in enrolled.

The data will be compared to an age and gender-matched control population from the existing Midwest STEMI Consortium, which is a large (>15,000), prospective multicentre registry of consecutive STEMI patients. The NACMI registry has pending central IRB approval and will have an ECG and angiographic core lab.

Interested sites can designate a local principal investigator and contact either SCAI principal investigator Tim Henry (Tim.Henry@thechristhospital.com), CAIC principal investigator Payam Dehghani (pdehghani@me.com) or the data coordinating centre (santiago.garcia@allina.com or ross.garberich@allina.com) to obtain participating site information.

The press release reports that SCAI and CAIC believe that this registry “has the potential to provide critically important time-sensitive data to inform the management and treatment guidelines applicable to COVID-19 patients”.


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