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Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease in Blacks

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2000

To conduct an analysis of the epidemiology of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Blacks using data collected from the 'Survival and Ventricular Enlargement (SAVE) Following Myocardial Infarction' study.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Myocardial Infarction

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: June 1991
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 1993
Detailed Description:


Ample data now exist to dispel the prevailing clinical impression that coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs infrequently in United States Blacks. It is well known that CHD is the leading cause of death among United States Blacks. Among patients with acute myocardial infarction who often present with typical ischemic chest pain, it has been shown that Blacks present more often without chest pain when compared to whites and Hispanics. In addition, more than 25 percent of the myocardial infarction patients have unrecognized infarctions. Morbidity and mortality associated with angina pectoris, cardiovascular disease, and myocardial infarction occurs in United States Blacks at rates which are at least comparable to their white counterparts. Yet, there are limited epidemiological studies designed to identify the determinants of CHD in the Black population.

The patients were originally screened to participate in a multicenter clinical trial on 'Survival and Ventricular Enlargement (SAVE) Following Myocardial Infarction.' Only 28 patients out of 599 screened subjects were eligible for the SAVE study. The baseline data obtained from the 599 screened subjects comprised the database.


Data analysis was performed to: determine the prevalence of coronary heart disease in Blacks presenting with chest pain; identify the correlates of CHD in Blacks; determine the sensitivity and specificity of a Rose questionnaire angina in Blacks; determine the association between the Rose questionnaire angina and CHD manifestations in Blacks, and identify predictive and causal models of CHD.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

No eligibility criteria

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Publications: Identifier: NCT00005410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4328
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
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