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Preoperative Assessment of Aortic Valve Stenosis and Coronary Artery Disease

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2013 by Prof. Paul Erne, Luzerner Kantonsspital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Paul Erne, Luzerner Kantonsspital Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2008
Last updated: April 16, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
We sought to determine whether the dual-source computed tomography assessment of aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease is equivalent to or even better than conventional invasive coronary angiography and transthoracic echocardiography.

Condition Intervention
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Coronary Disease
Other: DSCT, TTE

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Preoperative Assessment of Aortic Valve Stenosis and Coronary Artery Disease: Dual-source Computed Tomography Compared With Invasive Coronary Angiography and Transthoracic Echocardiography

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Further study details as provided by Prof. Paul Erne, Luzerner Kantonsspital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of cardiac imaging in computed tomography [ Time Frame: After comparison of imaging measurements ]

Estimated Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: May 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AVS, CAD
Other: DSCT, TTE
One assessment each

Detailed Description:

Until now invasive coronary angiography has established itself for the assessment of symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. Literature shows a good correlation between MSCT, MRI, TTE and TEE for evaluating the severity of the aortic valve stenosis.

The dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) is capable of assessing coronary arteries with a high sensitivity and specificity in term of relevant stenosis (>50%), due to its excellent spatial and temporal resolution. This study includes the assessment of patients with symptomatic valve stenosis. The severity of the aortic valve stenosis is being assessed by DSCT and TTE. Significant coronary artery stenosis and its localisation are assessed by DSCT and invasive coronary angiography. We examine the correlation between DSCT on one side and either TTE or invasive coronary angiography on the other.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with aortic valve disease who were scheduled to undergo cardiac surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine level > 133umol/L)
  • Known allergy to iodinated contrast agents
  • Non-treated hyperthyreosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00767013

Luzerner Kantonsspital, Department of Cardiology Recruiting
Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland, 6000
Contact: Paul Erne, MD    ++41 41 205 51 06   
Contact: Christoph Auf der Maur, MD    ++41 41 2005 51 48      
Principal Investigator: Paul Erne, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Christoph Auf der Maur, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Luzerner Kantonsspital
Principal Investigator: Paul Erne, MD Luzerner Kantonsspital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Paul Erne, Luzerner Kantonsspital Identifier: NCT00767013     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Cardiac imaging DSCT
Study First Received: October 3, 2008
Last Updated: April 16, 2013

Keywords provided by Prof. Paul Erne, Luzerner Kantonsspital:
DSCT, coronary artery disease, aortic valve stenosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Constriction, Pathologic
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Heart Valve Diseases
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