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Research Study Summary

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study of Intravascular Near Infrared Spectroscopy to evaluate Myocardial Infarction, Angina, Coronary Artery Disease or Myocardial Ischemia

Research Study Title

Chemometric Observation of Lipid Core Plaques of Interest in Native Coronary Arteries Registry


In April 2008, a coronary catheter based imaging system, LipiScan, was cleared by the FDA for use in detecting lipid core containing containing plaques of interest (LCP). These plaques are rich in cholesterol. The way that cholesterol and other lipids deposit with the coronary artery is unique to each patient. This study is an organized attempt to observe the LCP and the variety of ways that it presents in patients as detected by this recently approved device. This information will be used for physician training and to observe the behavior of the LCP in response to no therapy and currently approved therapies. The purpose of this project is further medical knowledge of the LCP and its treatment.

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Both Male and Female


18 and up

Overall Status


Lead Sponsor



58 Months

Facility Type



Both Male and Female ages 18 Years and up

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is at least 18 years of age.

  • Subject is scheduled for elective coronary catheterization.

  • LipiScan CIS, LipiScan IVUS Imaging System, or TVC Imaging System use is not contra-indicated.

  • At least one chemogram from a native coronary artery is available for submission to the registry.

  • Able to read, understand and sign the informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is pregnant or nursing.

  • Subject life expectancy is less than 2 years at time of index catheterization.

  • All submitted chemograms are obtained with the LipiScan, LipiScan IVUS, or TVC(R) Imaging Catheter positioned within a coronary artery bypass graft.

  • Unable to give informed consent

Site Locations (22)

Country State City Zip Facility and Contact
United States Arizona Gilbert 85297 Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
Stephanie Wells

Nabil Dib, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Arizona Scottsdale 85260 Scottsdale Healthcare
Joann Saczynski, RN, MSN

David Rizik, MD
Principal Investigator
United States California Los Angeles 90095 University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Ladda Douangvila

Jon Tobis, MD
Principal Investigator
United States California Orange 92868 University of California Irvine Medical Center
Beth Michel, RN

Pranav Patel, MD
Principal Investigator
United States California San Francisco 94121 San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Kathleen Stanley, RN
415-221-4810 ext. 4220

Kendrick Shunk, MD,PhD
Principal Investigator
United States Florida Gainesville 32610 University of Florida, Gainesville
Sarah Long, RN

Carl J Pepine, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Florida Tampa 33613 Pepin Heart Hospital
Abigail Snow

Charles Lambert
Principal Investigator
United States Georgia Atlanta 30309 Piedmont Hospital
Laura Murrieta, BS,RD

William L Ballard, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Maryland Takoma Park 20912 Washington Adventist Hospital
Dawn E Shaddinger, RN, MSN

Fayaz Shawl, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Massachusetts Boston 02215 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jennifer Kaufman, RN

Donald Cutlip, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Massachusetts Boston 02115 Massachusetts General Hospital
Iris McNulty, RN

Ik-Kyung Jang, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
United States Massachusetts Burlington 01803 Lahey Clinic
Judy Pendleton

Thomas Piemonte
Principal Investigator
United States Michigan Rochester Hills 48307 Crittenton Shelton Heart Center:
Elias H, Boueiri

Samer Kazziha
Principal Investigator
United States Michigan Royal Oak 48073 William Beaumont Hospital
Dorothy Richardson

Simon R Dixon, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Minnesota Rochester 55905 Mayo Clinic
Cindy M Woltman, RN

Amir Lerman, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Missouri St. Louis 63110 Saint Louis University Hospital
Elizabeth Weber, RN, MSN

Michael J Lim, MD
Principal Investigator
United States New York New York 10029 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Carolina Capunay

Annapoorna S Kini, MD
Principal Investigator

Pedro Moreno, MD
United States New York New York 10032 Columbia Universtiy Medical Center
Luz Jaquez

Giora Weisz, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Pennsylvania Harrisburg 17101 Pinnacle Heart & Vascular Institute
Debra Cassatt

Brijeshwar Maini, MD
Principal Investigator
United States South Carolina Charleston 29403 Medical University of South Carolina Hospital
Michelle lincoln, RN

Eric R Powers, MD
Principal Investigator
United States Texas Dallas 75216 Veterans Affairs, North Texas Health Care Systems
Katherine Harper

Emmanouil S Brilakis, MD,PhD
Principal Investigator

Subhash Banerjee, MD
United States Washington Seattle 98122 Swedish Medical Center
Jennifer Nagel

John L Petersen, MD
Principal Investigator

Mark Reisman, MD
Principal Investigator


Priti Shah
1-888-680-7339 ext. 646

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NCT ID: NCT00831116

Date Last Changed: September 17, 2013

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