Multi Detector-Row Computed Tomography (MDCT) Calcium Score of Heart Transplanted Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00294853
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 6, 2011
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Oslo University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to determine if calcium score can be used as a predictor of coronary artery disease in heart transplanted patients, as it is used in non-transplanted persons.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Coronary Artery Disease Procedure: MDCT calcium score Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Several studies have shown that a negative calcium score is a strong independent negative predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD in heart transplants (HTx) differs from CAD lesions in native hearts. The aim of this study is to see if there is a similar relation between coronary artery calcium and CAD in transplanted hearts as in native hearts.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: MDCT Calcium Score of Heart Transplanted Patients
Study Start Date : December 2005
Study Completion Date : June 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Calcium score [ Time Frame: at the date of examination ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Coronary stenoses found on coronary angiography [ Time Frame: at the date of examination ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Heart transplanted patient
  • Aged 18 or above.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Severe heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV
  • Severe pulmonary disease making the patient unable to hold his/her breath for more than 10 seconds.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00294853

Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet HF
Oslo, Norway, 0020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Anne Günther, MD Oslo University Hospital Identifier: NCT00294853     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-05099
First Posted: February 22, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 6, 2011
Last Verified: April 2008

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Coronary calcium score
Coronary artery disease
Cardiac transplantation
Coronary calcium score in heart transplanted patients
Coronary artery disease in heart transplanted patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Calcium, Dietary
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs