Aortic Elongation and Dissection

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Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Thoracic Aorta

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02722889
16-4-027

Details and patient eligibility

About

Aim of this study is to measure length of the ascending aorta in adults and to investigate the clinical implication of 'elongation' of the aorta.

Full description

Regarding to aortic geometry, attention is often drawn to aortic diameters since an increase in these diameters (e.g. aneurysm) can lead to life-threatening complications such as dissection and/or rupture. In daily practice however (e.g. imaging reports), the investigators often encounter patients with elongation of the ascending aorta. Little is known about the length of the proximal aorta. Furthermore, the clinical implications of an elongated aorta are unknown.

Enrollment

298 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Underwent recent (<6 years) contrast-enhanced CT scan which allows for segmentation and assessment of aortic geometry.

Exclusion criteria

  • Age <18 years old.
  • Prior thoracic, cardiac or aortic surgery.
  • Genetic disease with cardiac and/or aortic involvement (e.g. Marfan's disease).
  • Infectious disease of the aorta.
  • Malignant disease with involvement of heart and/or aorta.

Trial design

298 participants in 2 patient groups

Healthy controls
Description:
Healthy control patients
Type A dissection
Description:
Patients with proven type A dissection,

Trial contacts and locations

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