Aorta Calcium Scoring

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2011
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University Hospital, Strasbourg, France

Brief Summary:
Calcium scoring of the coronary arteries is use as a predictor of coronary stenosis. The aim of this study is to measure the calcium scoring of the abdominal aorta using an helicoidal fast scan and to correlate this measurement with classical cardiovascular risk factors and newer parameters reflecting vascular rigidity, like pulse velocity measurement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cardiovascular Diseases Device: Helicoidal fast scann

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Measurement of an Abdominal Aorta Calcium Scoring and Its Correlation With Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Calcium
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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
There is only one arm and all patients will have their aortic calcium scoring by CT scan.
Device: Helicoidal fast scann
Each patient will have an computed aortic tomodensitometric scan without contrast injection. This procedure lasts few minutes and irradiation is low. The aortic calcium scoring is calculated using a specific program included in the scan machine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with at least one cardiovascular risk factor in primary prevention. Mainly out patients followed in our cardiology clinic

Inclusion criteria :

  • Patients with at least one cardiovascular risk factor
  • Ambulatory or hospitalized patients

Exclusion criteria :

  • Significant cardiovascular complications

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00496717

Service d'Hypertension, Maladies Vasculaires et Pharmacologie Clinique, Nouvel Hôpital Civil, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Civil
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Principal Investigator: Dominique STEPHAN, MD Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg

Responsible Party: Christine GEILLER, Directeur de la DRCI, University Hospital, Strasbourg, France Identifier: NCT00496717     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3914
First Posted: July 4, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Calcium scoring/aorta/ cardiovascular risk factor/scann
Patients with at least one cardiovascular risk factor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Calcium, Dietary
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs