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Coronary Screening in a High Risk Subset

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: February 17, 2016
Last verified: April 2000
To test the hypothesis that the incidence of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular mortality could be accurately predicted by the presence of coronary calcific deposits detected by cardiac fluoroscopy.

Cardiovascular Diseases Coronary Disease Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: May 1990
Study Completion Date: August 1996
Detailed Description:


Because of its low cost and non-invasive nature, fluoroscopy was thought to be a potentially powerful screening tool for coronary heart disease if its efficiency could be demonstrated. The utility of exercise testing for screening had been limited by its relatively low sensitivity since it could only detect atherosclerotic plaque large enough to significantly impede coronary flow.


Asymptomatic high risk subjects were screened with cardiac fluoroscopy and exercise testing at baseline and followed for six years with annual visits. The sensitivity and specificity of fluoroscopy in relation to the incidence of coronary heart disease and the incidence of cardiovascular mortality was determined and compared at 3.5 and 6 years of follow-up. The predictive utility of fluoroscopy and exercise testing, in relation to the incidence of coronary events, was assessed by logistic regression analysis. Multivariate analysis was also performed on baseline risk factors.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00005256     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1138
R01HL043277 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: February 17, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017