Edinburgh Clinical Trials


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.

This study aims to investigate the effect of early CTCA for Emergency Department patients with suspected or confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome, compared to current standard practice, upon interventions, event rates and health care costs in a pragmatic clinical trial and economic evaluation up to 1 year after the trial.
Chief Investigator: Prof. Alasdair Gray
Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): 35 UK sites.
Funder: NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
Start and End date
of grant award: January 2015 – December 2018
of recruitment: 11 March 2015 - 30 June 2019
Current Status: Completed- awaiting publication
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Contact details: sponsor  ACCORD
Chief Investigator: Prof Alasdair Gray, EMeRGE Office, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA.
Trial Management: Ms Kat Oatey, Email: rapid.ctca@ed.ac.uk
Research Nurse: Rachel O’Brien, Email: Rachel.O'Brien@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk     
ECTU Involvement: Trial management / Statistics / Data base and randomisation service provision.