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Familial Aggregation of Stress Response

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: March 15, 2016
Last verified: May 2000
To perform data analyses on the familial aggregation of the stress response as it relates to hypertension.

Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Hypertension

Study Type: Observational

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

Study Start Date: August 1993
Study Completion Date: July 1995
Detailed Description:


Given recent advances in the analyses of genetic epidemiologic data, the database presented a unique opportunity to address timely issues pertinent to the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to individual differences in cardiovascular reactivity.


Secondary data analyses were performed on family data obtained in an ongoing hypertension genetic study conducted at the University of Utah with Roger R. Williams as principal investigator. The available data represented one of the largest studies of cardiovascular reactivity among genetically related individuals. During 1981-83, a total of 2,548 subjects, members of 98 extended families (multiple generations and multiple nuclear families) participated in an extensive cardiovascular examination and were assessed on a comprehensive battery of cardiovascular tests. Annual follow-up questionnaires obtained information about the onset of hypertension and new medication prescribed. In 1991-92, a follow-up exam was conducted on 1,500 subjects.

The data analysis attempted to confirm or refute hypotheses postulating a reactivity-hypertension association; investigated whether there was a sex limitation in the genetic and environmental determinants of reactivity; explored genotype-by-age interactions in the control of reactivity;and determined whether there was shared genetic and/or environmental variance between reactivity and other recognized cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity or lipids.

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00005428     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4346
R03HL050679 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: March 15, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on September 18, 2017