Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : February 29, 2016
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To evaluate factors associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a cohort of 795 men and women aged 75 years or older at the time of a comprehensive examination conducted between 1984 and 1987.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Myocardial Infarction Cerebrovascular Accident Coronary Disease Hypertension

Detailed Description:


The study was needed because evidence in 1991 suggested that cardiovascular risk factors which had been identified by studies of middle-aged populations did not have the same predictive value in the elderly; especially the "oldest old" aged 75 and above.


The study analyzed data that had been collected over the years. At the time of the analysis, mortality follow-up was complete for over 99 percent of subjects, and incident morbidity information was available for myocardial infarction, coronary bypass surgery and stroke. The database included measurements which allowed: 1) prospective analyses of the effects of putative cardiovascular risk factors on disease incidence in the elderly, 2) prospective analyses of the impact of change in risk factors on events in the elderly, 3) exploration of risk factors not classically associated with cardiovascular events in younger populations but which may be important in the very old, and, 4) cross-sectional description of putative risk factors in an aged population.

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 : January 1991
Actual Study Completion Date : December 1992

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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: NCT00005460     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4904
R01HL044689 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 26, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 29, 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
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases