Early Detection of Arteriosclerosis

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Kantonsspital Baselland Bruderholz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: March 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted

March 17, 2009
March 17, 2009
October 2003
October 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Cardiovascular events [ Time Frame: 10 years at least ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Disease activity score [ Time Frame: 2 / 5 / 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Early Detection of Arteriosclerosis
Prospective Observational Cohort Study for Early Detection of Arteriosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis is a common chronic disease with well known risk factors like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, adipositas and smoking, leading to severe complications like myocardial infarction, stroke or peripheral arterial occlusive disease. In addition to life-style factors there is also a genetic predisposition to develop complicated atherosclerosis.

Objective: Improve individual risk prediction by clinical phenotyping and genotyping.

About 300 patients who are treated for various conditions at the department of general medicine at our hospital will be included prospectively in the study. This observational cohort will be followed for at least 10 years follow-up examinations.

At baseline and during follow up visits detailed clinical phenotyping is planned (medical and family history,standardized clinical and physical examinations, lab, RX, ECG, stress-test or echocardiogram). The genotyping is performed by DNA-isolation from leucocytes collected at baseline.

Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples With DNA

Whole blood / serum / white cells / plasma

Probability Sample

teaching hospital primary care clinic

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
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  • 1
    no cardiovascular events
  • 2
    proven cardiovascular events
  • 3
    possible cardiovascular events

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
October 2015
October 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years and older
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • life-threatening disease
  • life expectancy < 1 month
  • uncapable to provide informed consent
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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KSBH: 216/03
Barbara Biedermann MD, Department of medicine, Kantonsspital Bruderholz, CH-4101 Bruderholz
Kantonsspital Baselland Bruderholz
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Principal Investigator: Barbara Biedermann, MD Medical Department Kantonsspital Bruderholz CH-4101 Bruderholz
Kantonsspital Baselland Bruderholz
March 2009

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