The Transitions, Risks, and Action in Coronary Events – Center for Outcomes Research and Education (TRACE-CORE) is a Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). TRACE-CORE is an observational cohort study of 2,187 patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome between April 2011 and May 2013. Participants were followed for up to two years after discharge from the hospital. The goal of TRACE-CORE is to illuminate the transition between hospital and home following an ACS and to identify potentially modifiable factors that influence longer-term outcomes. TRACE-CORE is also helping to develop the research careers of four early stage investigators.
For more information including eligibility criteria for inclusion in the cohort, please read the TRACE-CORE design and rationale paper: http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/5/5/e44.long
Principal Investigator: Catarina Kiefe, PhD, MD
Transitions Project PI: Jeroan Allison, MD, MScEpi
Action Scores Project PI: Robert Goldberg, PhD
Early Stage Investigators: Milena Anatchkova, PhD; David McManus, MD, MSCI;Jane Saczynski, PhD; Molly Waring, PhD
Project Director: Rebecca Gigliello Contact Info:firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-856-8871
Types of Data that are Available
TRACE-CORE collected extensive data about its participants in Massachusetts and Georgia through patient interviews, medical records, vital statistics records, and other sources. Data were collected at various time points over a 2-year period, including during the index hospitalization, 1-, 3-, 6- and 12-months after discharge from the hospital, and vital status information up to December 31, 2013..
De-identified data sets are available for use by interested investigators. All investigators must follow the TRACE-CORE publications and presentation policies, which are available here. Additional information about the data request process is available here. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of using TRACE-CORE data, please contact Rick McManus at email@example.com.
For a schematic of how we arrived at our final number of participants (N=2187), please review this document.
About the Cohort
|Participants from Massachusetts||1223 (55.9%)|
|Participants from Georgia||952 (43.5)|
|Average SF-36 Score at Baseline|
|% Surviving to December 2013||94.4|
Data Request Process
All investigators wishing to use TRACE-CORE data must complete a paper proposal form that will be reviewed by the TRACE-CORE Publications and Presentations Committee. Before starting the data request process, we recommend that all investigators review the data request/access process.
Contact: Rebecca Gigliello at firstname.lastname@example.org