Thrombogenic Factors and Recurrent Coronary Events

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2016
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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University of Rochester

Brief Summary:
To determine if selected circulating blood factors that reflect enhanced thrombogenesis are associated with an increased incidence of recurrent coronary events, including cardiac death or non-fatal myocardial infarction.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Coronary Disease Myocardial Infarction Thrombosis Death, Sudden, Cardiac

Detailed Description:


In this multicenter, collaborative, prospective study, patients hospitalized with a myocardial infarction were enrolled from ten geographically dispersed centers. Five thrombogenic- related blood factors were quantitated, and formed the centerpiece of this study: 1) lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] - a quantitative genetic factor that contains apolipoprotein B, has a structural homology to plasminogen, interferes with intrinsic thrombolytic activity, and represents a crossover link in the thrombogenesis/atherogenesis hypothesis; 2) soluble fibrin - a system indicator of coagulation activity in the ongoing conversion of fibrinogen to insoluble fibrin strands; 3) plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) - an important regulator of the fibrinolytic system, it interferes with intrinsic t-PA activity; 4) coagulation Factor VII -high levels lead to increased thrombogenesis and have been associated with an increased risk of ischemic heart disease; and- 5) von Willebrand factor - it binds to platelet glycoproteins, contributes to local thrombus formation, and it is elevated in patients at increased risk of coronary thrombosis.

The primary analysis utilized a time-dependent survivors hip model (Cox regression) to determine the presence or absence of an association between one or more of these factors and subsequent thrombotic-related coronary events. Secondary objectives included: 1) to determine if there was a statistical association between the thrombogenic factors and conventional hematologic/lipid parameters, and to evaluate their interactions regarding coronary events; and 2) to determine if thrombogenic factors had uniform effects on coronary event rates across various subgroups.

Study Type : Observational
Study Start Date : April 1994
Study Completion Date : March 1999

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005358

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Arthur Moss University of Rochester

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005358     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4245
R01HL048259 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 26, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Death, Sudden
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Embolism and Thrombosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Heart Arrest