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Assessment of the Efficacy of Rosuvastatin in Patient Groups With a Dissimilar Risk Profile in an Observational Study (HEROS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00660764
First received: April 15, 2008
Last updated: March 13, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
  Purpose

In an observational multi-centre study (HEROS), the effects of starting treatment with rosuvastatin were assessed, on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goal achievement, in patients with a dissimilar high-risk profile who had not been treated with cholesterol lowering drugs at least in the past three months. Also set-up costs of rosuvastatin treatment and proportional changes in LDL-C and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were studied.


Condition Intervention
Hypercholesterolemia
Coronary Heart Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Cerebrovascular Accident
Diabetes
Drug: Rosuvastatin

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Assessment of the Efficacy of Rosuvastatin in Patient Groups With a Dissimilar Risk Profile in an Observational Study (HEROS)

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Effects of starting treatment with rosuvastatin were assessed, on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goal achievement, in patients with a dissimilar high-risk profile who hadn't been treated with cholesterol lowering drugs in the past 3 months. [ Time Frame: 2 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Also set-up costs of rosuvastatin treatment and proportional changes in LDL-C and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were studied. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Study Start Date: May 2003
Study Completion Date: April 2005
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
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Patients eligible for the study were patients who had not been treated with cholesterol lowering drugs at least in the past three months, with an LDL-C ≥ 3.2 mmol/l. Patients were aged ≥ 18 years and ≤ 70 years (men) and ≤ 75 years (women), according to the advise of the CBO, and could be included in one of the following risk groups: secondary prevention, DM or primary prevention. The general practice investigator made the decision to start treatment with rosuvastatin irrespective of study participation. Patient approved to place anonymous results at the disposal of AstraZeneca
Drug: Rosuvastatin
Oral
Other Name: Crestor

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients of practices of General Practioners

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who had not been treated with cholesterol lowering drugs at least in the past three months, with an LDL-C 3.2 mmol/l.
  • According to the advise of the CBO, and could be included in one of the following risk groups: secondary prevention, DM or primary prevention.
  • The general practice investigator made the decision to start treatment with rosuvastatin irrespective of study participation.
  • Patient approved to place anonymous results at the disposal of AstraZeneca

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with symptoms of myalgia, myopathy or liver function insufficiency (including raised serum transaminases) which bear a causal relation to the treatment with statins, patients with familiar dyslipidemia and/or patients with contra-indications for treatment with rosuvastatin
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00660764

Sponsors and Collaborators
AstraZeneca
Investigators
Study Chair: Ingrid van Geel CV
Study Chair: Ingeborg Vosjan CV
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Elisabeth Björk - Medical Science Director, AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00660764     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25V07
Study First Received: April 15, 2008
Last Updated: March 13, 2009
Health Authority: Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
cholesterol
coronary heart disease
rosuvastatin
LDL-C goal
hypercholesterolemia
secondary prevention
primary prevention
CVA

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Infarction
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Hypercholesterolemia
Myocardial Ischemia
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Stroke
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Atherosclerosis
Brain Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Dyslipidemias
Hyperlipidemias
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Rosuvastatin
Anticholesteremic Agents
Antimetabolites
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents

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