About our Project

The British Heart Foundation older patients with non-ST SEgmeNt elevatIOn myocaRdial infarction Randomized Interventional TreAtment Trial (SENIOR-RITA

SENIOR-RITA is a non CTIMP (Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product), interventional study funded by the British Heart Foundation looking at patients 75 and over presenting with Type 1 Non Segment Myocardial Infaction (NSTEMI). The main objectives for this study is to determine whether patients from this cohort would benefit from Invasive treatment which involves patients undergoing an angiography (specific X-ray used to examine blood vessels) followed by the possible surgical intervention via Percuatenous Coronary Intervention (PCI) or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).

2300 patients will be recruited to this trial UK wide and will be randomised to receive optimal therapy vs Invasive treatment (Angio +/- PCI or CABG).

Patients will also be asked to complete questionnaires about their health and well being as part of their involvement in the trial.

The reason for conducting this trial is to answer the important question of whether current UK practice is in line with the needs of our ageing population. The primary objective of this study is to determine if patients 75 and over are receiving the most optimal care available.