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Natural History of Carotid Atherosclerosis

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2012 by University of Athens
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Konstantinos Toutouzas, University of Athens
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01521351
First received: January 25, 2012
Last updated: January 27, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

January 25, 2012
January 27, 2012
January 2012
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To detect if carotid ultrasound and carotid microwave radiometry measurements can predict the incidence of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Microwave radiometry is a non invasive and safe technique that measures temperature of the internal tissues by detecting the normal radiation of the tissues in microwave frequencies. The primary outcome of the study is to see if the temperatures measured in the carotid arteries of patients with coronary artery disease can predict their outcome regarding cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events
Same as current
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Relation of other demographic factors with carotid ultrasound and microwave radiometry measurements and outcome [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Natural History of Carotid Atherosclerosis
A Prospective Natural History Study of Carotid Atherosclerosis

A prospective study of 700 patients with coronary artery disease will undergo non invasive evaluation of their carotid arteries by ultrasound and microwave radiometry. The patients will be followed up for 3 years and their outcome regarding the cardiovascular events (death, cardiac events, cerebrovascular events) will be recorded

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Patients with coronary artery disease

  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Stroke
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Angina Pectoris
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  • carotid thermal heterogeneity
  • no carotid thermal heterogeneity
  • carotid artery disease
  • no carotid artery disease
Toutouzas K, Grassos H, Synetos A, Drakopoulou M, Tsiamis E, Moldovan C, Agrogiannis G, Patsouris E, Siores E, Stefanadis C. A new non-invasive method for detection of local inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques: experimental application of microwave radiometry. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Mar;215(1):82-9. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.12.019. Epub 2010 Dec 23.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
700
December 2015
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Consecutive patients with coronary artery disease admitted in our hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with history of previous cerebrovascular event,
  • History of vasculitis, intermittent inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic conditions likely to be associated with an acute-phase response.
Both
30 Years to 80 Years
No
Greece
 
NCT01521351
MRcar
No
Konstantinos Toutouzas, University of Athens
University of Athens
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University of Athens
January 2012

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