Perfusion Analysis Using Rubidium in Cardiac Sarcoidosis (PARCS)
The study aims at assessing diagnostic and therapeutic impact of Rubidium-82 PET in cardiac sarcoidosis.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Perfusion Analysis Using Rubidium in Cardiac Sarcoidosis|
- percentage of patient who has two different diagnostic and therapeutic attitude before knowing Rubidium-82 PET result and after knowing Rubidium-82 PET result [ Time Frame: 60 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]to assess diagnostic and therapeutic impacts of myocardial perfusion analysis with Rubidium-82 PET in cardiac sarcoidosis.
- Analysis of the cost for the use of Sestamibi SPECT and Rb-PET as MPI agents in cardiac sarcoidosis. [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]to compare the cost between the two exams and the health-economic impact of Sestamibi SPECT and Rb-PET as MPI agents in cardiac sarcoidosis.
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Radiation: Rubidium PET
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Other Name: Rubidium PET
The presence of cardiac involvement is a serious complication of sarcoidosis. Early diagnosis is challenging since it relies on an array of clinical, biological and imaging abnormalities. Myocardial perfusion imaging with sestamibi is currently a major feature of the diagnosis, since it allows to evidence both microcirculatory impairments and scar. However, some technical limitations are inherent to SPECT, mainly poor spatial resolution and lack of attenuation correction, resulting in the absence of flow quantification. Rubidium-82 (Rb) PET proved to be more sensitive and specific than sestamibi SPECT in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Furthermore, it allows noninvasive measurement of coronary flow reserve. Finally, it exposes patients to lower radiation dose than SPECT. Therefore, Rb PET may help to better identify cardiac involvement of sarcoidosis, and hence to better select those patients who require high-dose steroids.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01648933
|Contact: Dominique Le Guludec, MD, PhD||01.40.25.84.10 ext + email@example.com|
|Contact: François Rouzet, MD, PhD||01 40 25 64 11 ext +firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Groupe Hospitalier Bichat - Claude Bernard 46, rue Henri-Huchard||Recruiting|
|Paris, Ile de France, France, 75018|
|Contact: Dominique Le Guludec, MD, PhD 01.40.25.84.10 ext + 33 email@example.com|
|Contact: François Rouzet, MD, PhD 01 40 25 64 11 ext +33 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Dominique Le Guludec, MD, PhD||Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris|