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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00661232
Verified February 2006 by CHI St. Luke's Health, Texas. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis of whether contrast enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging can be used to predict improvement of the wall motion in regions of the heart with abnormal movement following bypass surgery or percutaneous angioplasty in various institutions across three continents.
To examine whether the extent of irreversible myocardial injury as assessed by Delayed Enhancement Magnetic Resonance Imaging can predict the extent of functional recovery after revascularization in patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD). [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
21 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients were recruited from 9 institutions on 3 different continent. All patients recruited for the study had a history of angiographically documented chronic coronary artery disease and resting wall motion abnormalities, and were scheduled for cardiac revascularization (coronary artery bypass surgery or percutaneous intervention).
Age: > 21 years and < 85 years
Weight < 120 kg
LVEF > 30%
Wall motion abnormality on Echo. or LV-gram
Scheduled for revascularization - Angioplasty/Stent or CABG - within 30 days