Tonometry(1) and Duplex Ultrasound(2) to Predict CV Events in to be Treated Patients With an AAA

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 26, 2024
  • participants needed
    192
  • sponsor
    Rijnstate Hospital
Updated on 26 January 2021
aortic aneurysm
arteriopathy
open repair
peripheral artery disease

Summary

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common vascular disease and associated with risk of rupture, but also with a high cardiovascular (CV) event rate. A key difficulty in AAA is predicting these life-threatening complications, which are strongly linked to vascular health. In 2013, the SMART risk score was developed to calculate the risk of the patients for recurrent vascular events based on clinical characteristics. Recently, a novel, easy to perform, non-invasive test of endothelial function (the carotid artery reactivity (CAR) test), reflecting target organ damage, has been introduced. The CAR is a simple, quick (5-min), non-invasive test that uses ultrasound to examine the carotid artery in response to sympathetic stimulation by placing one hand in cold water. This test shows strong agreement with both coronary and aortic responses to sympathetic stimulation and predicted CV-events in patients with peripheral arterial disease.

The aim of this prospective 2-year follow-up study is to investigate the predictive capacity of the CAR-test for development of CV-events after elective AAA repair in comparison to the SMART risk score. Secondary objectives are to investigate the predictive capacity of arterial stiffness measurements and the post-operative CAR-test for development of CV-events and to evaluate health status scores to provide insight if these scores can support clinical decision making.

Description

The investigators will include 192 patients with an AAA who will be scheduled for repair. Participants will be recruited from all collaborating hospitals (currently Radboudumc, Rijnstate, CWZ) after providing written informed consent.

In this observational, prospective study, a total of 192 patients who are going to be treated for their AAA will be included. Baseline patient characteristics will be registered, including traditional risk factors and CV-history. In addition to regular care of measuring AAA diameter progression (in mm/year), we will perform the CAR-test (10-min) and non-invasive arterial stiffness measures (PWA and PWV) with the SphygmoCor device (10-min).

Furthermore, the investigators will ask patients to complete a questionnaire about the quality of their life. A second questionnaire tries to clarify the disease experience of the patients. Both questionnaires will be asked to be completed at the start, 6-8 weeks after repair, after one year and after two years of repair. Subsequently, the investigators will record major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) according to the International Classification of Disease-10. Registration of MACE will be performed using hospital-records and following international guidelines. Across a 2-year follow-up, by means of regular follow-up appointments, the investigators will examine the ability of the CAR parameter and arterial stiffness parameters to predict CV-events.

Details
Condition Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Cardiovascular Events, abdominal aneurysm, abdominal aortic aneurysms
Treatment Arterial Stiffness, Carotid Artery Reactivity test (CAR test)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04183426
SponsorRijnstate Hospital
Last Modified on26 January 2021

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Abdominal aortic aneurysm or Cardiovascular Events?
Do you have any of these conditions: Abdominal aortic aneurysm or abdominal aneurysm or abdominal aortic aneurysms or Cardiovascular Events?
Male or female at least 18 years old
Informed consent form understood and signed and patient agrees to follow- up visits
Has an infrarenal or juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), scheduled for elective repair (i.e open repair, EVAR, FEVAR and CHEVAR) according to standard practice

Exclusion Criteria

Life expectancy < 2 years
Psychiatric or other condition that may interfere with the study
Participating in another clinical study, interfering on outcomes
Increased risk for coronary spasms (score Rose-questionnaire 2
Presence of Raynaud's phenomenon, Marfan syndrome, chronic pain syndrome at upper extremity(s), presence of an AV fistula or shunt, open wounds to the upper extremity(s), and/or scleroderma associated with placing the hand in ice water
Recent (<3 months) presence of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, and/or heart failure, or PAD treatment
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