This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition ventricular volume
Sponsor The Hospital for Sick Children
Start date May 2012
End date August 2012
Trial size 15 participants
Trial identifier NCT01678040, 1000031585


One of the many uses of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the assessment of right ventricular (RV) volumes. There are a number of congenital heart defects and acquired conditions in which management decisions are fundamentally based on ventricular volumes. The "gold standard" for assessment of RV volume is CMR. It has better near-field resolution than echo and excellent contrast between the blood pool and the myocardium. CMR is more suitable to the irregular geometry of the RV. The objectives of this study are (1) to assess ventricular volumes in the fasting state and after oral hydration in order to assess the effect of fluid status on ventricular volumes as measured by CMR; (2) to evaluate the effect of hydration on ventricular volumes compared the effect of with inter-observer and intra-observer variability, and; (3) to evaluate the effects of chamber volume on chamber deformation, including strain and peak strain rate. This study hypothesizes that (1) hydration status has an effect on right and left heart volumes, measured by CMR in healthy volunteers; (2) the effect of volume status will be a more significant contributor to variability in RV volumetry than that of inter-observer variability and intra-observer variability, and; (3) atrial and Ventricular deformation corrected for chamber size or volume is more accurate than when uncorrected for volume.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
The CMR examinations will be performed in the cardiac MRI scanner (Siemens "Avanto", 1.5 Tesla, Erlangen, Germany) at the Hospital for Sick Children. A brief echocardiogram will be performed using a GE Vivid 7 or Vivid E9 machine (General Electric Medical Systems, Wisconsin, USA) We will image from standard parasternal long axis and apical four-chamber before and after completed hydration.

Primary Outcomes

Fluid Status
time frame: Day 1

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: Day 1
Chamber Deformation
time frame: Day 1

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Participant must be healthy Exclusion Criteria: - Individuals who are unable to participate in an overnight fast will be excluded - Those with known or suspected structural heart disease will be excluded - A screening form to identify pre-existing cardiac conditions will be completed by the subject prior to participation in this study. If a pre-existing condition cardiac condition is identified, or suspected they will be excluded from the study. - If any functional abnormality is detected at any stage by echocardiography or by CMR the study will be terminated. Common anatomical variants, which are generally regarded as normal variants (such as a patent foramen ovale, or a persistent left superior vena cava) will not lead to exclusion from the study.

Additional Information

Official title MRI Assessment of the Effect of Preload on Ventricular Volumes and Function in Healthy Adult Volunteers
Principal investigator Lars Grosse-Wortmann, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The Hospital for Sick Children.