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Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Alaskan Natives (GOCADAN)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00006192
First Posted: September 1, 2000
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2016
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Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  Purpose
To document cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors among 1,200 Native Alaskans who are members of approximately 40 families.

Condition
Heart Diseases Cardiovascular Diseases Atherosclerosis Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Coronary Arteriosclerosis

Study Type: Observational

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

Study Start Date: August 2000
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

There are many compelling reasons to study heart disease in the Native Alaskans. These Eskimo villages are remote and isolated. The traditional lifestyle is being eroded by mechanization and a westernized diet. There has been relatively little outside genetic influence and they are, like the American Indians of the lower 48 states, beginning to show a marked acceleration in the prevalence of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The study is a family-based, cross sectional study. Recognized and emerging risk factors and prevalent cardiovascular disease are documented in each individual through a standardized interview, physical exam, laboratory measurements, carotid ultrasound, ECG, and a review of centralized medical records. Assays will be made of contemporary samples and serum specimens stored at the Anchorage Center CDC antedating this study (10 to 20 years ago) for specific markers of inflammation and serologic responses. Through a ten-centimorgan genetic map, attempts will be made to find specific genes that relate to cardiovascular disease.

The study uses standard methods to assess risk factors relating to lipid metabolism, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. Importantly, the study also uses state-of-the-art methods for detection of infectious disease exposure, specifically to C. pneumoniae, cytomegalovirus, and other infectious agents hypothesized to play a role in atherogenesis. A case-control age-matched design is used to analyze the infectious disease burden.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00006192


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Giacomo Ruotolo Medstar Health Research Institute
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006192     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 910
U01HL064244 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: August 31, 2000
First Posted: September 1, 2000
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2016
Last Verified: May 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Atherosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Coronary Disease