Assessment of Coronary Stenoses Using Coronary CT-angiography and Non-invasive Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2014
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University of Aarhus

November 27, 2012
November 30, 2012
June 2, 2014
March 2012
March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • FFRct measurement [ Time Frame: Acute measurement ]
  • FFR measurement [ Time Frame: Acute assessment ]
  • FFRct measurement [ Time Frame: Will be performed after cCTA. cCTA is performed the day before ICA, and approximately one month after STEMI. ]
  • FFR measurement [ Time Frame: Performed during ICA ]
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Absolute regional myocardial perfusion [ Time Frame: Acute assessment ]
Assessed by cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Absoulte regional myocardial perfusion [ Time Frame: The day before ICA, appoximately one month after STEMI ]
Assessed by cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
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Assessment of Coronary Stenoses Using Coronary CT-angiography and Non-invasive Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement.
Assessment of the Functional Significance of Coronary Stenoses Using Coronary CT-angiography and Non-invasive Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a novel non-invasive method to estimate coronary blood flow (FFRct) is applicable to evaluate the functional significance of coronary stenoses in non-culprit vessels in a population of patients with recent STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and multivessel disease. The diagnostic performance and reproducibility of FFRct as well as the qualitative and quantitative correlation between FFRct and the regional coronary blood flow will be examined.

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (cCTA) is a non-invasive imaging modality that provides high-resolution images of coronary lesions. cCTA shows good diagnostic performance in detecting or excluding coronary artery stenoses, but the severity of the lesions is often overestimated. With invasive coronary angiography (ICA) the hemodynamic consequences of obstructive lesions can be estimated using Fractional Flow Reserve measurement (FFR). There is a good correlation between FFR and non-invasive ischemia tests such as stress echocardiography, exercise tolerance test or Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). Measurement of FFR during ICA represents the "gold standard" for assessment of the hemodynamic significance of coronary artery lesions. The major disadvantage of FFR is that it is an invasive measurement, and consequently there is a risk of complications. Recently a non-invasive method to determine FFR has been developed (FFRct). FFRct is performed using standard cCTA images, and is based on computational fluid dynamics. The hemodynamic consequence of stenotic lesions is determined at rest and under simulated condition of hyperemia.

Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is divided into STEMI and NSTEMI on the basis of ECG changes. In Denmark patients with STEMI are treated with primary percutaneous intervention (PPCI) of the culprit lesion. Any non-culprit lesions are typically assessed with FFR after 3-4 weeks.

Even though the rate of complications during ICA with FFR is low, these complications can be severe. Also the procedure is quite resource demanding. Thus it would be desirable if it in these patients could be non-invasively evaluated whether further revascularisation is indicated.

Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Patients with STEMI admitted at Aarhus Universtity Hospital and treated with primary PCI, and where the operater finds one or more residual stenoses in non-culprit vessels that needs to be assessed at a later time with ICA and FFR.
Myocardial Ischemia
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Gaur S, Taylor CA, Jensen JM, Bøtker HE, Christiansen EH, Kaltoft AK, Holm NR, Leipsic J, Zarins CK, Achenbach S, Khem S, Wilk A, Bezerra HG, Lassen JF, Nørgaard BL. FFR Derived From Coronary CT Angiography in Nonculprit Lesions of Patients With Recent STEMI. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Apr;10(4):424-433. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.05.019. Epub 2016 Oct 12.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
March 2014
March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recent STEMI and indication for new ICA to assess non-culprit lesions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • contraindications to adenosine
  • allergy to contrast agent
  • P-creatinine > 125 micromol/L
  • atrial fibrillation
  • age < 18 years
  • pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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University of Aarhus
University of Aarhus
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Principal Investigator: Sara Gaur, MD Aarhus University Hospital
Study Chair: Bjarne L Nørgaard, MD, Ph.D. Aarhus University Hospital
University of Aarhus
August 2013