Dobutamine Stress Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Echocardiography for the Assessment of Outcome. Are the Two Imaging Modalities Comparable?Last updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Coronary (Artery) Disease
- Observational Model: CohortTime Perspective: Prospective
- Between 18 years and 125 years
- Both males and females
Background: Both DSE and DCMR are implemented in the daily diagnostic work-up of patients with ischemic heart disease. Although DCMR was previously shown to aid the diagnostic classification of patients with suspected CAD with higher sensitivity and accuracy compared to that provided by DSE, the val...
Background: Both DSE and DCMR are implemented in the daily diagnostic work-up of patients with ischemic heart disease. Although DCMR was previously shown to aid the diagnostic classification of patients with suspected CAD with higher sensitivity and accuracy compared to that provided by DSE, the value of the 2 techniques for the risk stratification of patients with CAD has not been investigated so far. Methods: Patients with suspected or known CAD underwent either DSE or DCMR for clinical reasons using the same standardised high-dose dobutamine/atropine protocol. Patient matching was performed for age, gender and coronary risk factors. Wall motion was assessed at rest and during maximum stress, and outcome data including cardiac death and non-fatal myocardial infarction (defined as hard cardiac events) and 'late' revascularization performed >90 days after the MR-scans were prospectively collected at least 6 months after DSE or DCMR. Follow-up Data: Personnel unaware of the stress testing results contacts each subject or an immediate family member and the date of this contact was used for calculating the follow-up time duration. Outcome data is collected from a standardized questionnaire and determined from patient interviews at the outpatient clinic or by telephone interviews. Reported clinical events are confirmed by review of the corresponding medical records in our electronic Hospital Information System (HIS), contact with the general practitioner, referring cardiologist or the treating hospital. Cardiac death and nonfatal myocardial infarction are registered as major cardiac events. Cardiac death is defined as death from any cardiac cause (lethal arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, or congestive heart failure) or sudden unexpected death occurring without another explanation. Myocardial infarction is defined by angina of >30 minutes duration and either ST segment elevation of ?2mm in 2 consecutive ECG leads or a rise in troponin T of ?0.03µg/l. Other events include clinically indicated coronary arterial revascularization by percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). In case of 2 simultaneous cardiac events, the worst event was selected (cardiac death>non-fatal myocardial infarction>revascularization).
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