Genetic and Epidemiologic Studies of Premature Coronary Artery Disease - SCOR in Arteriosclerosis

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2000
To identify genetic mechanisms controlling apolipoprotein levels and other 'non-traditional' risk factors in families ascertained through probands with premature coronary artery disease (CAD).

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: January 1992
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 1996
Detailed Description:


Preliminary work for this project was carried out as part of the Johns Hopkins Coronary Artery Disease study (R01-HL-34791) which provided extensive data on families ascertained through equal numbers of white male and female probands undergoing elective angiography.


The study, a subproject within an Arteriosclerosis SCOR, had three components. In Component 1, the group of 203 probands under study R01HL34791 was expanded with an additional 50 black patients undergoing angiography, meeting identical criteria. In Component 2, segregation analysis was carried out on lipoproteins, apolipoproteins, and selected non-traditional risk factors on families of all probands and the etiologic heterogeneity among different groups of families was tested. In Component 3, linkage was tested between putative Mendelian loci defined in Component 2 and markers in and around candidate loci involved in lipid metabolism. Preliminary results provided evidence of Mendelian control for apolipoprotein A1 and B, and the candidate loci examined included apo B, lipoprotein lipase, and the A1-CIII-A4 gene cluster. The major hypothesis was that these apolipoprotein levels and other non-traditional risk factors might be under genetic control. Genetic analysis of these risk factors was used to direct molecular studies to identify specific mutations.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00005324     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4105 
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
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