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Epidemiology of Cardiac Development in Youth

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: October 2002

To document normal developmental changes in cardiac structure and function during late childhood and adolescence.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

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

Study Start Date: September 1997
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 1999
Detailed Description:


The investigators documented the nature and extent of changes in cardiac structure based on M-mode measurements and developed corresponding reference values. They documented the nature and extent of changes in cardiac function based on pulse Doppler measures and indices and developed corresponding reference values. They also investigated clinical findings based on M-mode and Doppler measurements as well as changes in body size and composition, sexual maturation, and other covariates. They used existing data from Project HeartBeat! 's 12 four-monthly examinations over the age range from 8 to 17 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

No eligibility criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005503

Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigator: Darwin Labarthe University of Texas
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00005503     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5021
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on November 20, 2014