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Carotid Ultrasound Sub-Study of the Familial Atherosclerosis Study-observational Study (FATS)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00976014
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by University of Washington.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : September 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2009
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Brief Summary:

This observational study looks at Carotid Stenosis in two groups of subjects using a non-invasive procedure, B-mode ultrasound.

One group of subjects has had long-term intensive lipid altering therapy (lowering LDL-C plus raising HDL-C). The second group of patients has been on conventional "standard of care" treatment for carotid stenosis.

The study will look at the Carotid Intima-media Thickness (CMIT) in both groups.

Hypothesis: CIMT will differ between the two groups, such that the CIMT will be less in the subjects on intensive lipid altering therapy.

Condition or disease
Carotid Stenosis

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 55 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of Long-term Therapy With LDL-lowering Plus HDL Raising on Carotid Intima-media Thickness (CIMT) - Carotid Ultrasound Sub-Study of the Familial Atherosclerosis Study-observational Study
Study Start Date : September 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Atherosclerosis

Intensive Lipid-lowering therapy
Subjects on intensive long-term lipid lowering therapy (lowering LDL-C plus raising of HDL-C).
Usual Care
Subjects with Atherosclerosis who have been on conventional "standard of care" treatment.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Carotid Intima-media Thickness [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects known to have Atheroscloerosis.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Intensive Lipid-lowering Therapy Group: Subjects currently enrolled in the Familial Atherosclerosis Treatment Observational Study.
  • Usual Care Group: Subjects who were in the FATS OS Study in the past, but have since quit the study and opted for conventional "standard of treatment".

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No past or present participation in the FATS OS Study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00976014

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United States, Washington
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
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Principal Investigator: Xue-Qiao Zhao University of Washington
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Responsible Party: Xue-Qiao Zhao, University of Washington Identifier: NCT00976014    
Other Study ID Numbers: 30519-E/A
First Posted: September 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carotid Stenosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Carotid Artery Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases