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Burlington, Massachusetts 01805


Purpose:

This study will compare the physiologic responses between exercise stress echocardiography and pharmacologic stress echocardiography on left ventricular volume and wall stress.


Study summary:

This prospective observational study will compare the physiologic responses between exercise stress echocardiography and dobutamine stress echocardiography on left ventricular volume and wall stress. Exercise and dobutamine stress testing are two widely employed diagnostic modalities that are often used, interchangeably, to detect inducible ischemia. We hypothesize that dobutamine leads to significantly lower ventricular volumes and wall stress than exercise. Some previous studies have shown that dobutamine and exercise echocardiography have comparable sensitivities and specificities, differences exist between the hemodynamic effects produced by each modality on the cardiovascular system. These variable effects may lead to differences in left ventricular size, volume and wall stress. If divergent left ventricular effects exist(between exercise and dobutamine induced stress), then the degree of myocardial oxygen consumption, ischemic burden, and ischemic threshold observed during exercise and dobutamine stress testing may be different between these commonly used modalities of stress testing. The potentially variable effects on the left ventricle in response to the modality used to induce stress would highlight a physiological difference between exercise and dobutamine stress testing. Differences in volumes and stress could also help explain the greater of ischemia and higher frequency of angina and ST-segment deviation which has been previously observed in some studies during exercise as compared to dobutamine echocardiography. The presence or lack of these expected hemodynamic responses may also have additional diagnostic and prognostic implications. The study involves the collection of data among patients undergoing stress echocardiograms that are clinically indicated. This data will be retrieved from the echocardiogram and report and medical chart, including baseline clinical characteristics, exercise parameters achieved during the test.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 30-80 years - Normal sinus rhythm on electrocardiogram - Normal left ventricular systolic function on baseline echocardiogram Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with stress-induced wall motion abnormalities - Left ventricular hypertrophy - Evidence of prior myocardial infarction - More than mild valvular heart disease - Prior cardiac surgery - Poor technical quality of echocardiogram


NCT ID:

NCT00774891


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Sherif B. Labib, M.D.
Lahey Clinic, Inc.


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Burlington, Massachusetts 01805
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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