Coronary Arteriosclerosis in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke (CORAIS)

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 18, 2008
Last updated: June 24, 2010
Last verified: June 2008

The specific objectives of this thesis are in a cohort of patients with an acute ischemic stroke,

  1. To establish the degree of coronary arteriosclerosis.
  2. To describe left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in relation to changes of NT-proBNP.

Ischemic Stroke
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Arteriosclerosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Coronary Arteriosclerosis in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Prevalence and Characteristics as Measured by CT Angiography, Echocardiography and Biomarkers

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Further study details as provided by Vejle Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

The study is a prospective, consecutive study of patients primarily admitted to the Department of Neurology, Vejle Hospital with symptoms suggestive of an acute ischemic stroke according to the World Health Organization criteria


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age ≥ 18 years old
  2. Symptoms suggestive of an acute ischemic stroke
  3. Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Present intracerebral or subarachnoid haemorrhage
  2. Present intracerebral vascular malformation
  3. Present transient ischemic attack
  4. Prior coronary bypass surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention
  5. Pacemaker
  6. Allergy to contrast
  7. Lack of cooperation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00701818

Department of Cardiology, Vejle Hospital
Vejle, Denmark, 7100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vejle Hospital
Study Chair: Flemming Steffensen, MD, PhD Vejle Hospital
Study Chair: Dan Atar, MD, DMSci Division of Cardiology, Aker University Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway
Study Chair: Jens O Kjærsgaard, MD Department of Neurology, Vejle Hospital, Denmark
Study Chair: Ivan Brandslund, MD, DMSCi Department of Clnical Biochemistry, Vejle Hospital, Denmark
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00701818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-20070097
Study First Received: June 18, 2008
Last Updated: June 24, 2010
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on March 30, 2015