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Hybrid SPECT/CTCA for the Assessment of the Presence and Hemodynamic Significance of CAD in Asymptomatic Patients.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2010 by Rambam Health Care Campus.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: November 10, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2010
History: No changes posted

Mediastinal irradiation for treatment of malignancy increases the risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), while diabetes mellitus or other known risk factors can be absent at the time of the first coronary event. Radiation-induced atherosclerosis affects the coronary ostia and proximal coronary segments, or causes diffuse microvascular damage. Younger patients and those exposed to high radiation doses (> 35 Gy) have a higher risk for developing premature CAD and likely may benefit from coronary assessment.

A novel hybrid imaging technique that combines SPECT and CTCA has been shown to overcome the individual pitfalls and the diagnostic challenges of stand-alone SPECT and CCTA, improve the lesion detectability and sensitivity in patients with balanced diffuse lesions as well as the specificity and mainly PPV of CTCA.

The aim of the study is to perform hybrid SPECT/CTCA in asymptomatic patients with HL who have received radiotherapy to the mediastinum in order to allow an early diagnosis of hemodynamically significant CAD that will need further therapeutic interventions.

Condition Intervention
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treated With Mediastinal Irradiation
Other: Not relevant (there is no intervention in the present study)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Hybrid Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography for the Assessment of the Presence and Hemodynamic Significance of CAD in Asymptomatic Patients After Mediastinal Irradiation for Hodgkin Lymphoma.

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Further study details as provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Extent of coronary artery plaques and number of perfusion defects in patients enrolled. [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Not relevant (there is no intervention in the present study)
    Not relevant (there is no intervention in the present study)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Asymptomatic HL patients without evidence of disease and without prior history of CAD that underwent mediastinal irradiation due to HL

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known CAD (these patients will be excluded from the imaging study, but will be analyzed as separate control group)
  • active HL or other active malignancy
  • chronic renal failure
  • pregnant/ nursing women
  • previous allergic reaction to iodine contrast media
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01239446

Contact: Yafim Brodov, MD +972502061452

Rambam Healthcare Campus Not yet recruiting
Haifa, Israel
Sub-Investigator: Yafim Brodov, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
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Responsible Party: Yafim Brodov, MD, Rambam HEalthcare Campus Identifier: NCT01239446     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0390-10-RMB_BRODOV
Study First Received: November 10, 2010
Last Updated: November 10, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission
Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:
Hodgkin lymphoma
mediastinal irradiation
Coronary Artery Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on November 20, 2014