Design, methods, baseline characteristics and interim results of the Catheter Sampled Blood Archive in Cardiovascular Diseases (CASABLANCA) study


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© 2014. Background: The ability to identify peri-procedural complications or predict short and long-term adverse outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac or peripheral angiography is imperfect. Methods: In a prospective single-center trial, 1251 subjects undergoing coronary and peripheral angiographic procedures. ±. intervention between 2008 and 2011 were enrolled to evaluate the use of cardiac and renal biomarkers for identifying peri-procedural events and predicting short and long-term events. Blood samples were taken immediately before and after the procedure. Clinical and angiographic characteristics were recorded. The primary end point is peri-procedural combined end point of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE: death, myocardial infarction (MI), heart failure (HF), stroke, transient ischemic attack, peripheral arterial complication and cardiac arrhythmia). Secondary end points are assessed at peri-procedural, 30-day and 1-year, and include MACE and individual end points as well as renal complications including acute kidney injury (AKI) and worsening of chronic kidney disease. Extended follow-up of up to 6. years has also been completed. Results: Data from the first 491 patients have been obtained with 190 patients experiencing at least one MACE at 1-year follow-up with the following number of patients experiencing at least one specified event; 80 deaths, 39 MI, 73 HF, 21 neurological events, 37 peripheral arterial complications and 59 arrhythmias; additionally there were 55 patients with AKI. Conclusions: The CASABLANCA study will examine the role of novel biomarkers and metabolomics for predicting a wide range of cardiovascular, neurologic, and renal complications in patients undergoing angiography. Full results are expected in the latter half of 2014 (Clinical Trials.Gov # NCT00842868).

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Cited Authors

  • Gaggin, HK; Bhardwaj, A; Belcher, AM; Motiwala, SR; Gandhi, PU; Simon, ML; Kelly, NP; Anderson, AM; Garasic, JM; Danik, SB; Schwamm, LH; Gerszten, RE; van Kimmenade, RRJ; Januzzi, JL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 /

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 18

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2214-7624

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijcme.2014.08.005

Citation Source

  • Scopus