Non-Invasive EndoPAT Increases Diagnostic Yield of CAD by Coronary Angiography
The purpose of this study is to assess the non-invasive, Peripheral Arterial Tonometry (PAT) testing as another way of predicting potential coronary artery blockages in the heart.
Coronary Artery Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Non-Invasive Peripheral Arterial Tonometry (EndoPAT) Increases Diagnostic Yield of Coronary Artery Disease by Coronary Angiography|
- To determine if the assessment of endothelial function by non-invasive peripheral arterial tonometry improves diagnostic yield of elective coronary angiography [ Time Frame: same day as the angiogram ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Will compare the score of the EndoPAT test to the outcome of the angiogram to determine if the score is predictive of coronary artery disease.
|Study Start Date:||September 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients having a first time angiogram
Patients who are coming to the Cardiac Cath Lab to have an angiogram for the first time
We are conducting a 16 minute, non-invasive EndoPAT test on patients coming to our cath lab for a first-time angiogram. The angiogram results will be compared to the EndoPAT results to determine if the EndoPAT test, which generates a score, is successful in predicting who may have blockages in their coronary arteries.