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Early Detection of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Shapiro, Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: October 8, 2011
Last updated: March 15, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging has emerged as a potential valuable test for the early detection of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. A number of reports have provided some preliminary evidence that Pulmonary Artery (PA) stiffness may be accurately detected by imaging of the pulmonary artery in order to measure PA stiffness. In addition, cardiac MRI could play provide early and effective treatment for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).

Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Early Detection of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Further study details as provided by Brian Shapiro, Mayo Clinic:

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The population will consist of a total of 90 subjects separated evenly into the following subgroups: 1) Mild PAH, 2) Moderate or Severe PAH, and 3) Normal Controls.

Inclusion Criteria:

Consecutive patients aged ≥ 18 years with PAH as dictated by a comprehensive examination and echocardiography will be included for enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Acute or chronic renal failure (creatinine clearance < 30 ml/min or requiring renal replacement therapy)
  • Inability to perform MRI (i.e. claustrophobia, severe obesity (> 150 kg), device incompatible with MRI)
  • Significant arrhythmia that precludes adequate ECG-gating for the MRI (i.e. atrial fibrillation with highly variable cycle lengths)
  • Prior heart or lung transplantation
  • Left ventricular systolic (ejection fraction < 50%) or diastolic failure (based on Framingham criteria for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction)
  • Significant left-sided valvular disease (≥ moderate aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral regurgitation) or prior valve surgery
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01451255

United States, Florida
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Brian Shapiro, M.D. Mayo Clinic Florida
  More Information

Responsible Party: Brian Shapiro, Principal Investigator, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01451255     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-002576
Study First Received: October 8, 2011
Last Updated: March 15, 2016

Keywords provided by Brian Shapiro, Mayo Clinic:
normal subjects
mild pulmonary hypertension
exercise-associated pulmonary hypertension

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017