Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Studies of Cardiac Muscle Metabolism
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The metabolism of the heart provides the chemical energy needed to fuel ongoing normal heart contraction. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a technique used in a MRI scanner that can be used to measure and study heart metabolism directly but without blood sampling or obtaining tissue biopsies. One of the hypotheses this study aims to investigate is whether energy metabolism is reduced in heart failure and whether that contributes to the poor heart function.
Heart Failure, Congestive
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||In Vivo Cardiac Metabolism in Normal, Ischemic, and Cardiomyopathic Patients|
|Study Start Date:||January 1988|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This study uses MR spectroscopy to study heart metabolism and function in normal subjects and patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and those with coronary artery disease.
|Contact: Robert G. Weiss, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions||Recruiting|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205|
|Contact: Tricia Steinberg, RN 443-287-3469 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert G. Weiss, MD||Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions|