Risk Stratification of Non ST Elevation ACS With Computed Tomographic Angiography (REACT)
The purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). People who are hospitalized with this situation often require an angiogram to assess the heart and its arteries.
Recent advancements in technology have enabled CTA to clearly define coronary artery anatomy with great accuracy and to guide treatment strategies in select patient populations. We are investigating that CTA may be used, as an alternative to conventional angiograms, for the risk stratification of patients with high risk NSTE-ACS.
Patients eligible for the study will be high risk NSTE-ACS and awaiting an angiogram. Enrolled patients will undergo CTA prior to the angiogram. With each CTA the patient will be injected with a small dose of an X-ray dye and will be asked to lie still on the "scanning bed" for a period of 5-10 minutes.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Computed Tomographic Angiography
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00449826
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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