Natural History of Carotid Atherosclerosis

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

A prospective study of 700 patients with coronary artery disease will undergo non invasive evaluation of their carotid arteries by ultrasound and microwave radiometry. The patients will be followed up for 3 years and their outcome regarding the cardiovascular events (death, cardiac events, cerebrovascular events) will be recorded

Detailed Description

Carotid artery Thermal heterogeneity recorded by MR will be corelated to cardiovascular events (death, cardiac events, cerebrovascular events) as well as to all demographic (age, sex, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking status, etc) factors

Conditions

Trial Design

  • Observation: Cohort
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Non-Probability Sample

Trial Population

Patients with coronary artery disease

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary To detect if carotid ultrasound and carotid microwave radiometry measurements can predict the incidence of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease 3 years No
Secondary Relation of other demographic factors with carotid ultrasound and microwave radiometry measurements and outcome 3 years No

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