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The European Collaborative Project on Inflammation and Vascular Wall Remodeling in Atherosclerosis - Intravascular Ultrasound Study (AtheroRemoIVUS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2013 by Patrick W. Serruys, Erasmus Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01789411
First Posted: February 12, 2013
Last Update Posted: February 12, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patrick W. Serruys, Erasmus Medical Center
  Purpose
The AtheroRemo-IVUS study aims to investigate the relation of coronary plaque phenotype and vulnerability as determined by intravascular ultrasound and near infrared spectroscopy with genetic profile and novel circulating biomarkers. AtheroRemo-IVUS is a prospective, observational, cohort study of patients who underwent coronary catheterization for acute coronary syndrome or stable angina pectoris. Prior to the catheterization procedure, blood samples were drawn for biomarker measurements and genetic analyses. Subsequent to the catheterization procedure, intravascular ultrasound is performed in a non-culprit coronary artery. In patients who are also participating in the AtheroRemo-NIRS substudy, near-infrared spectroscopy is additionally performed in the same non-culprit vessel. Primary endpoint is the presence of vulnerable plaque as determined by intravascular ultrasound. Secondary endpoint is long-term incidence of major adverse cardiac events. Results from AtheroRemo-IVUS are expected to improve our knowledge on the role of genetic profile and inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis and vulnerable plaques. Furthermore, novel biomarkers and intracoronary imaging techniques will be validated in this study.

Condition Intervention
Coronary Artery Disease Other: Drawing blood samples Device: Coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging Device: Coronary near-infrared spectroscopy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The European Collaborative Project on Inflammation and Vascular Wall Remodeling in Atherosclerosis - Intravascular Ultrasound Study

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Further study details as provided by Patrick W. Serruys, Erasmus Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Vulnerable plaque as determined by intravascular ultrasound [ Time Frame: cross-sectional (time of baseline coronary angiography, no follow-up) ]
    The primary objective is to correlate coronary plaque phenotype as determined by intravascular ultrasound with genetic profile and circulating biomarkers. Primary endpoint is the presence of vulnerable plaque as determined by intravascular ultrasound.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Major adverse cardiac events [ Time Frame: 1-year follow-up ]
    The secondary objective is to assess the prognostic value of novel biomarkers and plaque phenotypes as determined by intravascular ultrasound and near-infrared spectroscopy. Secondary endpoint is 1-year incidence of major adverse cardiac events.


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Arterial blood samples

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: November 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
ATHEROREMO-IVUS cohort
Drawing blood samples. Coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging. Coronary near-infrared spectroscopy.
Other: Drawing blood samples
Drawing blood samples from the arterial sheath prior to the standard coronary angiography procedure
Device: Coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging
Coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging of a non-culprit coronary artery.
Device: Coronary near-infrared spectroscopy
Near-infrared spectroscopy imaging of a non-culprit coronary artery (in patient who are included in the AtheroRemo-NIRS substudy).

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with acute coronary syndrome or stable angina pectoris, referred for percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary angiography
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients of both sexes, more than 21 years old.
  2. Patients with stable angina pectoris (CCS Class 1, 2, 3 or 4) or unstable angina pectoris (Braunwald Class 1-3, B-C) or patients with documented silent ischemia or patients with an acute myocardial infarction (STEMI and NSTEMI).
  3. Patients eligible for coronary revascularization in the native coronary artery/arteries.
  4. Willing and able to comply with the specified follow-up evaluation.
  5. Written informed consent obtained.
  6. Flow-limiting stenosis (diameter stenosis ≥50% by QCA or visual estimate) that is held responsible for angina pectoris or acute coronary syndrome
  7. The study vessel has not undergone percutaneous coronary intervention in the last 8 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Braunwald class IA, IIA, IIIA (angina caused by non-cardiac illness).
  2. Women who are pregnant or women of childbearing potential who do not use adequate contraception.
  3. Known allergies to aspirin, clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix ®), Ticlopdine (Ticlid ®) heparin, stainless steel, copper or a sensitivity to contrast media which cannot be adequately pre-medicated.
  4. Previous participation in this study or participation in another study with any investigational drug or device within the past 30 days (study participation ends after completion of the final follow-up.)
  5. Life expectancy of less than one year or factors making clinical and/or angiographic follow-up difficult.
  6. Planned or being status post coronary bypass surgery.
  7. Planned major non-cardiac surgery.
  8. Impaired renal function (creatinine >2 mg/dl or >150 umol/L).
  9. The subject has a history of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy.
  10. The subject suffered disabling stroke within the past year.
  11. 3-vessel coronary artery and/or Left main disease with > 50% stenosis.
  12. Minimal lumen diameter <2mm in the segments to be analyzed within the study vessel.
  13. Diameter Stenosis >70% or total occlusion of the study vessel.
  14. In case the study-vessel has been stented previously (>8 months ago), more than 1/3 proximal of the study vessel (at least 40mm in length) should be available for examination (i.e., outside the length of the stent plus 5mm proximal to the stent).
  15. Poor LV function as assessed by Echo or by Angiography.
  16. The proximal vessel is moderately to severely tortuous (moderate: 2 bends >75 degrees or one bend >90 degrees) in the segment(s) to be analyzed.
  17. Known tendency to coronary vasospasm.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01789411


Locations
Netherlands
Erasmus MC
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Erasmus Medical Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Patrick W Serruys, MD, PhD Erasmus MC
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Oemrawsingh RM, Cheng JM, García-García HM, van Geuns RJ, de Boer SP, Simsek C, Kardys I, Lenzen MJ, van Domburg RT, Regar E, Serruys PW, Akkerhuis KM, Boersma E; ATHEROREMO-NIRS Investigators. Near-infrared spectroscopy predicts cardiovascular outcome in patients with coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Dec 16;64(23):2510-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.07.998.
Sonneveld MA, Cheng JM, Oemrawsingh RM, de Maat MP, Kardys I, Garcia-Garcia HM, van Geuns RJ, Regar E, Serruys PW, Boersma E, Akkerhuis KM, Leebeek FW. Von Willebrand factor in relation to coronary plaque characteristics and cardiovascular outcome. Results of the ATHEROREMO-IVUS study. Thromb Haemost. 2015 Mar;113(3):577-84. doi: 10.1160/TH14-07-0589. Epub 2014 Dec 4.
Cheng JM, Oemrawsingh RM, Akkerhuis KM, Garcia-Garcia HM, de Boer SP, Battes LC, Buljubasic N, Lenzen MJ, de Jaegere PP, van Geuns RJ, Serruys PW, Kardys I, Boersma E. Circulating chemokines in relation to coronary plaque characteristics on radiofrequency intravascular ultrasound and cardiovascular outcome. Biomarkers. 2014 Nov;19(7):611-9. doi: 10.3109/1354750X.2014.957725. Epub 2014 Sep 8.
de Boer SP, Cheng JM, Garcia-Garcia HM, Oemrawsingh RM, van Geuns RJ, Regar E, Zijlstra F, Laaksonen R, Halperin E, Kleber ME, Koenig W, Boersma E, Serruys PW. Relation of genetic profile and novel circulating biomarkers with coronary plaque phenotype as determined by intravascular ultrasound: rationale and design of the ATHEROREMO-IVUS study. EuroIntervention. 2014 Dec;10(8):953-60. doi: 10.4244/EIJY13M08_01.

Responsible Party: Patrick W. Serruys, MD, PhD, Erasmus Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01789411     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMC MEC 2008-210
First Submitted: February 6, 2013
First Posted: February 12, 2013
Last Update Posted: February 12, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Inflammation
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Atherosclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases


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