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Factors Influencing Cardiovascular Prognosis (Pythia-GR)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00973206
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vasilios Kotsis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to identify risks for cardiovascular events in a follow up period of 10 years.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Mortality

Detailed Description:

Inclusion criteria

  • Age > 50 years volunteers (2 towns of 15000 residents one in the north and one in the south of Greece)
  • End points
  • 5-10 years cardiovascular morbidity and mortality

Measurements at baseline

  • Anthropometrics

    • Age (M>55 years; W>65 years)
    • Weight-height- BMI
    • Abdominal obesity (Waist circumference>102 cm(M), >88cm (W) Family history
    • Family history of premature CV disease (M at age<55 years; W at age<65 years)


  • Smoking
  • Diabetes Mellitus,
  • Established Heart disease: myocardial infarction; angina; coronary revascularization; heart failure
  • Established renal disease [diabetic nephropathy; renal impairment (serum creatinine M>133, W>124 mmol/l); proteinuria (> 300 mg/24 h)]
  • Cerebrovascular disease: ischaemic stroke; cerebral haemorrhage; transient ischaemic attack
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Advanced retinopathy: haemorrhages or exudates, papilloedema
  • Treatment


  • Measurements Blood pressure

    • Clinic BP
    • 24h ABPM
    • Home BP


  • Electrocardiographic LVH
  • Echocardiographic LVH


  • Carotid wall thickening or plaque
  • Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity
  • Ankle/brachial BP index

Lipids or other risk factors

  • Total cholesterol, Tg, HDL, LDL
  • Plasma creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate
  • Fasting plasma glucose or postload plasma glucose
  • Microalbuminuria and albumin-creatinine ratio
  • Glucose tolerance test

    • Follow up each 3 year with all the above measurements

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 5000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Factors Influencing Cardiovascular Prognosis in Hypertensive Patients (Pythia Study)
Study Start Date : January 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2027
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2027

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cardiovascular mortality [ Time Frame: 10 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hospitalization for CV events [ Time Frame: 10 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Volunteers,community sample, residents of a certain town

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All age >50 volunteers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00973206

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Contact: Vasilios Kotsis, Prof 6974748860 ext +30 vkotsis@auth.gr

Sponsors and Collaborators
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
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Study Chair: Vasilios Kotsis, Prof AUTH
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Responsible Party: Vasilios Kotsis, Prof. Med, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00973206    
Other Study ID Numbers: AUTH20090609
First Posted: September 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014
Keywords provided by Vasilios Kotsis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:
cardiovascular morbidity
mortality community study