Lipitor Phase 4 Clinical Trial in Hypercholesteremia Patients With Yellow Coronary Plaque

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Astellas Pharma Inc Identifier:
First received: December 5, 2006
Last updated: November 15, 2011
Last verified: December 2006

To evaluate the efficacy of intensive lipid-lowering therapy with Lipitor on the changes of characteristics of yellow coronary plaque in subjects with hypercholesteremia accompanying coronary artery disease

Condition Intervention Phase
Coronary Artery Disease
Drug: atorvastatin, Lipitor
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in plaque characteristics as observed by coronary angioscopy
  • (the amount of yellow plaque and grade shall be determined by the coronary angioscopic findings evaluation committee)
  • Changes in the volume and the echogenicity as observed by intravascular ultrasound

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of change in serum lipid level
  • Changes in the surface character and size of plaque as observed by coronary angioscopy (determined by the angioscopic findings evaluation committee)

Estimated Enrollment: 50

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 74 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with hypercholesteremia
  • The indication of coronary angiography, coronary angioscopy and intravascular ultrasound are expected

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who has current administration of Lipitor or history of discontinued administration of Lipitor
  • Acute cardiac infarction
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00408382

Osaka, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Study Director: Use Central Contact Astellas Pharma Inc
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00408382     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A5481/HOP1
Study First Received: December 5, 2006
Last Updated: November 15, 2011
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
yellow coronary plaque

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents
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