Carotid Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Heart Failure (CUE-HF)

This study has been completed.
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First received: December 17, 2008
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Last verified: December 2008
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Coronary artery disease (CAD, cholesterol plaque buildup in the heart arteries) is the most common cause of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (weakening of the heart muscle). The standard test to find coronary artery disease is coronary angiography. This test is highly accurate but is invasive and carries a small risk of complications. This study investigates ultrasound of the carotid (neck) arteries as a screening test for severe coronary artery disease as a cause of left ventricular systolic dysfunction. It is hypothesized that carotid ultrasound will have excellent negative predictive value for severe CAD.

Condition Intervention
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart Failure
Procedure: Carotid ultrasound

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Carotid Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Heart Failure

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnostic accuracy for severe CAD

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnostic accuracy for significant CAD

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: LV systolic dysfunction Procedure: Carotid ultrasound
Measurement of intima-media thickness


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • LVEF 40% or less

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior diagnosis of coronary or carotid obstructive atherosclerosis
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Responsible Party: Harmony Reynolds, NYU School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00810550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NYCC CUE-HF 
Study First Received: December 17, 2008
Last Updated: December 17, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Failure
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
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