Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Children With Muscular Dystrophy

This study has been completed.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group Identifier:
First received: March 4, 2010
Last updated: January 10, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
This protocol will exploit novel state of the art cardiovascular magnetic resonance techniques to examine important changes in the heart in children with muscular dystrophy. The purpose of this study is to compare cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) with the collected cardiac outcome data obtained in protocol: PITT1109 - Cardiac Outcome Measures in Children with Muscular Dystrophy.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: PITT0110 - Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: A Parallel Protocol to Cardiac Outcome Measures in Children With Muscular Dystrophy

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Further study details as provided by Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group:

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants will be recruited from the parallel protocol: PITT1109 Cardiac Outcome Measures in Children with Muscular Dystrophy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant enrolled in the CINRG study: PITT1109 - Cardiac Outcome Measures in Children with Muscular Dystrophy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant woman (when uncertain, participants will undergo urine testing) or lactating women
  • Decompensated congestive heart failure (unable to lie flat during CMR)
  • Impaired renal excretory function (calculated Glomerular Filtration Rate less than 30mL/min)
  • Contra-indications to Magnetic Resonance Imaging:

    • Cardiac pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
    • Cerebral aneurysm clip
    • Neural stimulator
    • Metallic ocular foreign body
    • Harrington-rod
    • Any implanted device (i.e. insulin pump, drug infusion device)
    • Claustrophobia
    • Metal shrapnel or bullet
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01081080

United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Study Chair: Paula R Clemens, MD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Paula R. Clemens, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01081080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PITT0110 
Study First Received: March 4, 2010
Last Updated: January 10, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular Dystrophies, Limb-Girdle
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked
Muscular Diseases
Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases processed this record on May 30, 2016