Cardiac-CT in the Treatment of Acute Chest Pain
Objectives The CATCH trial (CArdiac cT in the treatment of acute CHest pain) is a prospective randomized controlled trial designed to evaluate the clinical value of cardiac multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) as a first-line diagnostic strategy in patients with acute chest pain, compared to a conventional functional-based testing strategy.
Consecutive patients admitted with acute chest pain of suspected cardiac origin, but normal electrocardiogram and biomarkers were randomized to evaluation with 320-MDCT coronary angiography (CT-guided group) or with standard bicycle exercise test and/or myocardial perfusion imaging - MPI (Control group).
After one year, patients will be followed-up, with registration of clinical endpoints such as death, myocardial infarction, need for revascularisation, admittance for heart related problems, sustained chest pain, live quality score, use of medication.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Ischemic Heart Disease
Cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA)
Hvidovre University Hospital
Active, not recruiting
Hvidovre University Hospital
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01534000
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on April 30, 2013
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