Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00823563

Status

RECRUITING

Purpose

This is a research study evaluating possible causes of chest pain (or an anginal equivalent, such as fatigue resulting in a decrease in exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, or back, shoulder, neck, or jaw pain) in people with no evidence of significant coronary artery disease on their coronary angiogram (pictures of the blood vessels in the heart). The purpose of the research study is to determine if there is diffuse atherosclerosis (plaque) not appreciated by angiography, or if the coronary endothelium (lining of the blood vessels in the heart) and/or microcirculation (small vessels in the heart that are not easily seen with an angiogram) are not functioning properly in those who have chest pain (or an anginal equivalent), but normal coronary arteries on angiography. Specifically, we are interested if these findings are more common in women than men.

Official Title

Sex Differences in Symptomatic Non-Obstructive Coronary Disease: Do Women Have a Unique Coronary Pathophysiology?

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Jennifer Tremmel
Interventional cardiologist, Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Alan Yeung, MD
Interventional cardiologist, Cardiologist
The Li Ka Shing Professor in Cardiology
Marcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D.

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CONTACT

Homa Tavana
(650) 721-5540