Telemedicine Based Management of Hyperlipidemia
Recruitment status was Not yet recruiting
The purpose of the study is to demonstrate that systematic self measurement of blood lipids reduces LDL cholesterol more effectively than standard care. The hypothesis is that cholesterol lowering medication adherence will be improved with self monitoring and reporting of frequent blood lipids and the percentage of patients achieving LDL goal will be greater than without home monitoring.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Telemedicine Based Management of Hyperlipidemia Utilizing a Self Monitoring Testing Device|
- Time to LDL goal [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Frequent self monitoring will allow rapid titration of medication compared to standard care
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: No self monitoring device
Standard or Usual care of high LDL including lab lipid profiles after treatment with statin therapy. No device or telemedicine education will be provided
Device: Self Monitoring Lipid Analyzer
The device is similar to a glucometer- Utilizing a lancet a small amount of blood is collected in a capillary tube and placed on a hand held monitor that records lipid values.
Other Name: Cardiochek
The study utilizes an interned based system to self record lipid values and will in addition provide educational counseling regarding lifestyle modification methods to reduce cardiovascular risk. Study patients will be randomized to receive a home monitoring device and will be instructed on its use. Generic simvastatin will be given to reduce LDL levels in all groups. It is the hypothesis that those study patients receiving a home device will reach target LDL (goal LDL) quicker than those randomized to usual care( no device).