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Behavioral Factors in Coronary Heart Disease

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Duke University Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: February 3, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

To elucidate the role of biobehavioral factors in the etiology, pathogenesis and course of coronary heart disease (CHD) and to use this knowledge to devise more effective prevention, treatment and rehabilitation approaches.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Metabolic Syndrome X

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Manifestations of the metabolic syndrome [ Time Frame: Ongoing ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Urine and plasma samples and extracted DNA are retained

Enrollment: 694
Study Start Date: July 1986
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   22 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Healthy normal volunteers


We will recruit 500 probands (half African American and half Caucasian, half men and half women, and half scoring in the top and half in the bottom 20% on an established hostility scale), at least one sibling from each proband and as many parents as possible.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005314

Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
Principal Investigator: Redford B Williams, M.D. Duke University
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Responsible Party: Duke University Identifier: NCT00005314     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00008338, P01HL036587
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: February 3, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Metabolic Syndrome X
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Insulin Resistance
Metabolic Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases processed this record on November 20, 2014