Carotid Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Heart Failure (CUE-HF)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
New York Cardiac Center Foundation
Information provided by:
New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00810550
First received: December 17, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2008
History: No changes posted

December 17, 2008
December 17, 2008
October 2005
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Diagnostic accuracy for severe CAD
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Diagnostic accuracy for significant CAD
Same as current
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Carotid Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Heart Failure
Carotid Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Heart Failure

Coronary artery disease (CAD, cholesterol plaque buildup in the heart arteries) is the most common cause of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (weakening of the heart muscle). The standard test to find coronary artery disease is coronary angiography. This test is highly accurate but is invasive and carries a small risk of complications. This study investigates ultrasound of the carotid (neck) arteries as a screening test for severe coronary artery disease as a cause of left ventricular systolic dysfunction. It is hypothesized that carotid ultrasound will have excellent negative predictive value for severe CAD.

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Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
Procedure: Carotid ultrasound
Measurement of intima-media thickness
Experimental: LV systolic dysfunction
Intervention: Procedure: Carotid ultrasound
Reynolds HR, Steckman DA, Tunick PA, Kronzon I, Lobach I, Rosenzweig BP. Normal intima-media thickness on carotid ultrasound reliably excludes an ischemic cause of cardiomyopathy. Am Heart J. 2010 Jun;159(6):1059-66.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
150
December 2008
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • LVEF 40% or less

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior diagnosis of coronary or carotid obstructive atherosclerosis
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT00810550
NYCC CUE-HF
No
Harmony Reynolds, NYU School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York Cardiac Center Foundation
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New York University School of Medicine
December 2008

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