Lupus Cohort--Thrombotic Events and Coronary Artery Disease

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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 study longitudinally the incidence, pathogenesis, and risk factors for thrombotic events and coronary artery disease in a cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Diseases Coronary Disease Thrombosis Heart Diseases Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

Detailed Description:


The Johns Hopkins Lupus Cohort, begun by Dr. Petri in 1987, was a longitudinal study of the incidence and pathogenesis of thrombotic events and coronary artery disease in SLE. The usual natural history of thrombotic events and coronary artery disease is telescoped in SLE, so that patients present with these outcomes in their third and fourth decades.


Risk factors addressed in the study included: 1) the hypercoagulable state secondary to antiphospholipid antibodies (the lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody); 2) premature atherosclerosis, accelerated by prednisone and hypertension; 3) underlying vascular damage from lupus vasculopathy and vasculitis; 4) co-morbid factors, including obesity, smoking, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, sedentary life style, and family history of coronary artery disease, and 5) other factors, including sex, age, race, immunogenetics, compliance with medication, and socioeconomic status. The Hopkins Cohort Study was uniquely able to focus on these issues, both because of its population, which reflected a broad racial, educational, and socioeconomic background, and because the four years of data accumulated showed promising preliminary results.

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 : September 1991
Actual Study Completion Date : August 1996

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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

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4364
R29HL047080 ( 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
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases