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Frank Score and Coronary Artery Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Liu Zhongwei, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital

Brief Summary:
Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) were enrolled. CAD was diagnosed by coronary angiography which also resulted Syntax score. Images of left and right ears were captured by a digital camera. Frank score of each patients was calculated based on characteristics and numbers of wrinkles of the earlobes. Statistic analysis were carried out to analyze the correlation between Frank Score and Syntax Score.

Condition or disease
Coronary Artery Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 364 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Frank Score and Its Guidance Significance of Making Treatment Strategy in Coronary Artery Disease
Actual Study Start Date : December 1, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 18, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 18, 2016

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Syntax score completed [ Time Frame: Up to 30 minutes after completion of coronary angiography ]
    Syntax score is calculated by two experienced cardiologists according to the results of coronary angiography

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Follow-up MACE [ Time Frame: When MACE is reported or up to 1 year after diagnosis of coronary artery disease ]
    MACE is reported in follow-up patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Hospitalized patients receiving coronary angiography

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis coronary artery disease by coronary angiography

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of malignant tumor
  • Positive heart transplant history
  • Positive CABG history
  • Positive PCI history
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Diagnosis of chronic kidney disease
  • Any external ear trauma or disease history

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03177486

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China, Shaanxi
Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710068
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital

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Responsible Party: Liu Zhongwei, Attending doctor, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital Identifier: NCT03177486     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FrankSyntax
First Posted: June 6, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Liu Zhongwei, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital:
Syntax score
Frank sign
Coronary angiography

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