Last updated on March 2019

Coronary Artery Calcification Score and Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Spinal Cord Injury
  • Age: Between 45 - 75 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males 45-75 years old with at least 5 yrs of SCI
  • Females 50-75 years old with at least 5 yrs of SCI; females 40-50 years old with at least 10 yrs of SCI;
  • Stable SCI (regardless of level of lesion or completeness of injury).
  • Ability to sign consent form.

For Optional Fat Meal Test Only

  • Must have completed initial risk factor assessment as previously described.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute medical illness;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Chronic debilitating disease (i.e., severe pulmonary disease, stage IV pressure ulcers, etc.);
  • Atrial fibrillation;
  • History of percutaneous coronary angiography with stent placement.

For Optional Fat Meal Test Only:

  • Known diabetes;
  • Lactose-intolerance or dairy allergy;
  • Allergy to chocolate.

Recruitment Status: Open


Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team


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