Rationale and design of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Coronary Microvascular Function and CT Coronary Angiogram (CorCTCA) study

Sidik, N. P. et al. (2020) Rationale and design of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Coronary Microvascular Function and CT Coronary Angiogram (CorCTCA) study. American Heart Journal, 221, pp. 48-59. (doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2019.11.015) (PMID:31911341) (PMCID:PMC7029345)

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Background: Microvascular and/or vasospastic anginas are relevant causes of ischemia with no obstructive coronary artery disease (INOCA) in patients after computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA). Objectives: Our research has 2 objectives. The first is to undertake a diagnostic study, and the second is to undertake a nested, clinical trial of stratified medicine. Design: A prospective, multicenter, randomized, blinded, sham-controlled trial of stratified medicine (NCT03477890) will be performed. All-comers referred for clinically indicated CTCA for investigation of suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) will be screened in 3 regional centers. Following informed consent, eligible patients with angina symptoms are enrolled before CTCA and remain eligible if CTCA excludes obstructive CAD. Diagnostic study: Invasive coronary angiography involving an interventional diagnostic procedure (IDP) to assess for disease endotypes: (1) angina due to obstructive CAD (fractional flow reserve ≤0.80); (2) microvascular angina (coronary flow reserve <2.0 and/or index of microvascular resistance >25); (3) microvascular angina due to small vessel spasm (acetylcholine); (4) vasospastic angina due to epicardial coronary spasm (acetylcholine); and (5) noncoronary etiology (normal coronary function). The IDP involves direct invasive measurements using a diagnostic coronary guidewire followed by provocation testing with intracoronary acetylcholine. The primary outcome of the diagnostic study is the reclassification of the initial CTCA diagnosis based on the IDP. Stratified medicine trial: Participants are immediately randomized 1:1 in the catheter laboratory to therapy stratified by endotype (intervention group) or not (control group). The primary outcome of the trial is the mean within-subject change in Seattle Angina Questionnaire score at 6 months. Secondary outcomes include safety, feasibility, diagnostic utility (impact on diagnosis and certainty), and clinical utility (impact on treatment and investigations). Health status assessments include quality of life, illness perception, anxiety-depression score, treatment satisfaction, and physical activity. Participants who are not randomized will enter a follow-up registry. Health and economic outcomes in the longer term will be assessed using electronic patient record linkage. Value: CorCTCA will prospectively characterize the prevalence of disease endotypes in INOCA and determine the clinical value of stratified medicine in this population.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McConnachie, Professor Alex and Byrne, Dr John and Ford, Thomas and McEntegart, Dr Margaret and Oldroyd, Dr Keith and Morrow, Dr Andrew and Berry, Professor Colin and Messow, Dr Martina and Roditi, Dr Giles and Wu, Professor Olivia and Sidik, Ms Novalia
Authors: Sidik, N. P., McEntegart, M., Roditi, G., Ford, T. J., McDermott, M., Morrow, A., Byrne, J., Adams, J., Hargreaves, A., Oldroyd, K. G., Stobo, D., Wu, O., Messow, C.-M., McConnachie, A., and Berry, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:American Heart Journal
ISSN (Online):1097-6744
Published Online:02 December 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in American Heart Journal 221:48-59
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
174109The conundrum of angina in patients without obstructive coronary disease: a randomised controlled pilot trial of routine testing of coronary function.Colin BerryBritish Heart Foundation (BHF)FS/17/26/32744Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences