Trial sites

The StaRT-CABG Trial will recruit CABG patients in eight high-volume cardiac surgery centres in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Germany. These trial sites include 7 academic Univerity-affiliated centres and 1 non-academic centre or the NRW cardiac surgery study group.The eight participating centres will recruit 2,630 patients over a 36 month recruitment period. This translates to a recruitment rate of approximately 2-3 patients per centre and week. The recruitment numbers are based on data from the internal hospital database from each participating centres and
adds up over 15,000 isolated CABG procedures for all centres per year. Participation of foreign centers is not intended.

The StaRT-CABG trial is initiated and organised by the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heart Center of the University Hospital of Cologne. The sponsor of the trial is represented by the University of Cologne.

Coordinating Trial Site

University Hospital Cologne
Director: Professor Dr. Th. Wahlers
PCI of the StaRT-CABG Trial: PD Dr. O.J. Liakopoulos
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center
Kerpener Str. 62, 50937 Cologne, Germany

Participating Trial Sites

University Hospital Aachen (RWTH-Aachen)
Director: Professor Dr. R. Autschbach
Local PI: Dr. A. Goetzenich
Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Heart Center Bad Neustadt
Director: Professor Dr. A. Diegeler
Local PI: Dr. med. Dipl.-Math. M. Zacher, Dr. Wilko Reents
Dept. of Cardiac Surgery
Salzburger Leite 1, 97616 Bad Neustadt / Saale, Germany

Heart and Diabetes Center NRW
Director: Professor Dr. J. Gummert
Local PI: PD. Dr. J. Börgermann
Dept. of Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ruhr University of Bochum
Georgstraße 11, 32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

University Hospital Bochum
Director: Professor Dr. J. Strauch, Professor Dr. Mügge
Local PI: Dr. P. Haldenwang
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ruhr-University of Bochum
Bürkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1, 44789 Bochum, German

University Hospital Bonn
Director: Professor Dr. A. Welz
Local PI: Dr. W. Schiller
Dept. of Cardiac Surgery
Sigmund-Freud-Straße 25, 53127 Bonn, Germany

University Hospital Essen
Director: Professor Dr. H. Jakob
Local PI: PD Dr. M. Thielmann
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, West German Heart Center
Hufelandstr. 55, 45122 Essen, Germany

University Hospital Freiburg
Director: Professor Dr. Dr. F. Beyersdorf
Local PI: Dr. G. Trummer
Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Dept. of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
Hugstetterstr.55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany

University Hospital Münster
Director: Professor Dr. S. Martens
Local PI: Dr. H. Welp
Dept. of Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, 48149 Münster, Germany

Helios Heart Center Wuppertal
Director: Professor Dr. H. Vetter
Local PI: Dr. V. Ciobanu
Dept. of Cardiac Surgery
Arrenberger Str. 20, 42117 Wuppertal, Germany