Role of Stress Cardiac MRI in Predicting Adverse Clinical Events in Patients With Known or Suspected Ischemic Heart Disease
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.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01821924
Verified March 2013 by Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
: April 1, 2013
Last Update Posted
: April 1, 2013
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
The investigators plan to use retrospective data to assess heart function and structure abnormalities through the use of an approved vasodilating agent for stress cardiac MRI tests. The investigators are interested in how these MRI findings relate to long-term prognosis in people who are at risk for cardiac disease.
All-cause mortality, MI, heart failure hospitalization or documentation of an LV ejection fraction < 0.40 after index CMR at a follow-up. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
"Myocardial infarction" will be defined as hospital admission for acute coronary syndrome (defined by positive serum troponin level with documented electrocardiographic changes, clinical syndrome, or need for percutaneous or surgical revascularization). "Heart failure hospitalization" will be defined as any hospitalization for signs and symptoms of volume overload or dyspnea requiring diuretic therapy regardless of LV ejection fraction.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Ages Eligible for Study:
21 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients above the age of 21 who are clinically referred for stress cardiac MRI.
Age >/= 21 years old
No contraindications for cardiac MRI (by renal function or metallic hazards)