Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Using a Portable Transthoracic Echocardiography Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Using a Portable Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome in Intensive Cardiac Care Unit.
Lead Sponsor: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
|Source||HaEmek Medical Center, Israel|
The prevalence of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm among 65 years old individuals worldwide is 1-2%. when diagnosis is confirmed by abdominal Ultrasound the prevalence is 5.5% in men and 1% in women.
As abdominal aortic aneurysm and coronary heart disease share common risk factors, patients with acute coronary syndrome represent a high risk population in which screening for another atherosclerotic site is recommended.
Patients admitted for ACS undergo routinely TTE. during the same study, TTE may offer the opportunity to evaluate the cardiac morphology and function and to screen for Abdominal Aortic aneurysm. It was reported by different studies that the Sensitivity of this technique was between 91-96% for AAA screening.
In addition, this method is cheap, available and requires only 2-3 minutes to be added to the standard TTE.
we plan to examine patients admitted with ACS in our Intensive Care Unit for screening AAA by TTE in subcostal views in addition to the standard TTE examination.
|Start Date||May 2013|
|Completion Date||July 2015|
|Primary Completion Date||July 2015|
Sampling Method: Probability Sample
Inclusion Criteria: - patients over 65 years old with ACS. patients capable of reading, understanding and signing informed concent Exclusion Criteria: - suboptimal TTE windows
- patients over 65 years old with ACS. patients capable of reading, understanding and signing informed concent
- suboptimal TTE windows
Minimum Age: 65 Years
Maximum Age: 100 Years
Healthy Volunteers: No
Type: Principal Investigator
Investigator Affiliation: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Investigator Full Name: Mohamed Jabaren
Investigator Title: MD
|Has Expanded Access||No|
|Study Design Info||
Time Perspective: Prospective