MRI Perfusion Imaging at 3Tx Compared to Invasive FFR Measurements (Vision MRT)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2011 by Heart Center Bogenhausen.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : January 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2011
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Heart Center Bogenhausen

Brief Summary:

Coronary artery disease (CAD) has a great significance concerning prevalence and mortality in the western world. It is usually diagnosed by catheterization and coronary arteries are visually assessed by the examiner. Thus having a great spectrum of interobserver differences, especially when it comes to intermediate lesions. The gold standard to assess the haemodynamic significance is the measurement of the myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR). The FAME-study (Tonino, De Bruyne et al. 2009) was able o show that additional FFR- measurements in patients with intermediate lesions could significantly reduce stent implementation and consequently mortality. However this method is not used in daily routine and is available only in a fraction of catheter labs worldwide. Taking this into account decision finding especially in intermediate lesions remains difficult.

One major step to simplify the invasive approach concerning intermediate lesions would be to establish a non-invasive procedures which localizes the coronary vessel to intervene ahead catheterization.

Do to steady technical development cardiac MRI has become a powerful tool which is able to determine myocardial vitality, perfusion and function. In particular the new generation of 3 Tesla multi transmit MR with its higher field strength and better spatial resolution seems to be able to show first pass myocardial perfusion more precise. With this new technology prefixed to cardiac catheterization clinical relevant information can be made accessible and thus reduce the number of unnecessary implemented stents.

Condition or disease
Perfusion Imaging MRI Myocardial Fractional Flow Reserve Myocardial Ischemia

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: MRI Perfusion Imaging at 3T With TX Parallel RF Technology to Identify Myocardial Ischemia Compared to Invasive FFR Measurements
Study Start Date : January 2011

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with intermediate lesion who underwent cardiac catheterization inluding measurement of the myocardial fractional flow reserve

Inclusion Criteria:

  • intermediate lesion defined by myocardial fractional flow reserve measurement
  • age > 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • contraindication with adenosin, contrast agents or MR-Scaning
  • severe renal dysfunktion
  • instable patient(e.g. acute myocardial infarction)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01277055

Heart Center Bogenhausen, Munich Municipal Hospital Group Recruiting
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 81925
Contact: Ullrich Ebersberger, MD    0049-89-9270-91 ext 2634   
Contact: Alexander Leber, MD    0049-89-9270-91 ext 2773   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heart Center Bogenhausen

Responsible Party: Alexander Leber, MD, Heart Center Bogenhausen Identifier: NCT01277055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HCB10071
First Posted: January 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Artery Disease
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Arterial Occlusive Diseases