Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease in Blacks

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2016
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To conduct an analysis of the epidemiology of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Blacks using data collected from the 'Survival and Ventricular Enlargement (SAVE) Following Myocardial Infarction' study.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Coronary Disease Myocardial Infarction

Detailed Description:


Ample data now exist to dispel the prevailing clinical impression that coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs infrequently in United States Blacks. It is well known that CHD is the leading cause of death among United States Blacks. Among patients with acute myocardial infarction who often present with typical ischemic chest pain, it has been shown that Blacks present more often without chest pain when compared to whites and Hispanics. In addition, more than 25 percent of the myocardial infarction patients have unrecognized infarctions. Morbidity and mortality associated with angina pectoris, cardiovascular disease, and myocardial infarction occurs in United States Blacks at rates which are at least comparable to their white counterparts. Yet, there are limited epidemiological studies designed to identify the determinants of CHD in the Black population.

The patients were originally screened to participate in a multicenter clinical trial on 'Survival and Ventricular Enlargement (SAVE) Following Myocardial Infarction.' Only 28 patients out of 599 screened subjects were eligible for the SAVE study. The baseline data obtained from the 599 screened subjects comprised the database.


Data analysis was performed to: determine the prevalence of coronary heart disease in Blacks presenting with chest pain; identify the correlates of CHD in Blacks; determine the sensitivity and specificity of a Rose questionnaire angina in Blacks; determine the association between the Rose questionnaire angina and CHD manifestations in Blacks, and identify predictive and causal models of CHD.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.

Study Type : Observational
Study Start Date : June 1991
Actual Study Completion Date : May 1993

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

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4328
R03HL047208 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 26, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 18, 2016
Last Verified: May 2000

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases