Prospective Evaluation of the Biomechanical Properties of the Thoracic Aorta Coupling Magnetic Resonance Imaging and In-vitro Elasticity Tests in Patients With Ascending Aortic Aneurysm (MECATHOR)

  • End date
    Feb 16, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon
Updated on 3 February 2022


The biomechanical properties of the aorta are currently poorly understood. A better understanding would optimize surgical indications and monitoring techniques for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms.

Condition Patient With Ascending Aortic Aneurysm With Surgical Indication for Replacement
Treatment Cardiac MRI, in-vitro elasticity tests
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03746964
SponsorCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon
Last Modified on3 February 2022


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Patient with ascending aortic aneurysm with surgical indication for replacement
Age > 18 years old
Scheduled surgery

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MRI Contraindication
Emergency surgical procedure
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