Fractional Flow Reserve Versus Angiography for Multivessel Evaluation (F.A.M.E.)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2009 by Stanford University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: December 19, 2005
Last updated: November 9, 2009
Last verified: November 2009
In this multicenter, international study we are evaluating two approaches to determine which coronary artery narrowings require stent placement in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease. Patients will be randomized to an angiographic strategy, where only coronary angiography is used to determine which lesions to stent or to a pressure wire strategy where fractional flow reserve, an index measured with the pressure wire, will be used to determine which lesions to stent. The primary outcome will be major adverse cardiac events at 1 year. A secondary outcome will be cost-effectiveness.

Condition Intervention
Coronary Arteriosclerosis
Device: Fractional flow reserve

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Major adverse cardiac events [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cost effectiveness [ Time Frame: Index procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:- at least 2 coronary lesions of 50% stenosis or greater in at least 2 major epicardial arteries

  • age>/=18

Exclusion Criteria:-- STEMI < 5 days ago or non-STEMI with CK > 1000 U/l < 5 days ago

  • Pregnancy
  • Extremely tortuous or calcified coronary arteries, or other technical conditions interfering with reliable coronary pressure measurement
  • Serious concomitant disease, decreasing life expectancy to <2 years
  • Previous coronary bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Contraindication for drug-eluting stent
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Inability to give informed consent
  • Suspicion of significant left main (LM) stenosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00267774

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Catharina Hospital
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Nico H Pijls Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven
Principal Investigator: William F Fearon Stanford University
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Responsible Party: William F Fearon, Stanford University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00267774     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3933
Study First Received: December 19, 2005
Last Updated: November 9, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2015