A Study to Determine the Best Noninvasive Imaging Exam, Comparing an MR Angiogram to the Clinical Standard CT Angiogram to Diagnose Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the best noninvasive imaging exam for the diagnosis and follow-up of spontaneous coronary artery dissection, by comparing an MR angiogram, to the clinical standard CT angiogram.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Males and females
  • Minimum age 21 years
  • Maximum age 80 years
  • Participating in the "Virtual" Multicenter SCAD Registry
  • Has been diagnosed with spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Is being evaluated at Mayo clinic by Dr. Sharonne Hayes, MD and/or one of her Colleagues in Cardiology

Exclusion Criteria

  • Vulnerable populations including children, prisoners, pregnant women, physically or mentally disabled persons

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Terri Vrtiska, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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