NHLBI Type II Coronary Intervention Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000594|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 1999
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cardiovascular Diseases Coronary Disease Heart Diseases Hypercholesterolemia, Familial Myocardial Infarction Myocardial Ischemia||Drug: cholestyramine||Phase 3|
There is overwhelming evidence that increased cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This study examined whether lowering of cholesterol through drug therapy in people who had coronary artery disease as determined by angiography led to regression of the disease, again as indicated by angiography and reduction in mortality or nonfatal myocardial infarction. The study should be contrasted with the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial (CPPT), which determined whether lowering cholesterol through a combination of drug and diet therapy resulted in decreased cardiovascular mortality. It should be noted that patients in the CPPT did not have known preexisting coronary heart disease.
A randomized, double-blind trial, with single experimental and control groups. The experimental group received drug therapy (cholestyramine); the control group received placebo. Both groups received diet therapy. The endpoints were a significant difference in the progression of coronary disease as shown by angiography or a significant difference in new myocardial infarction or death. Patients were followed under therapy for at least 5 years.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Study Start Date :||November 1971|
|Study Completion Date :||November 1976|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00000594
|OverallOfficial:||John Brensike||Cardiology Branch, NHLBI|