Atorvastatin Versus Simvastatin In The Prevention Of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) In Patients With Known CHD (IDEAL)

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First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: April 21, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
To investigate whether a long-term strategy to lower LDL cholesterol with atorvastatin as much as possible will improve prognosis in CHD patients compared with a strategy reflecting current best clinical practice with simvastatin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases
Drug: atorvastatin
Drug: simvastatin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Atorvastatin Compared With Simvastatin In The Prevention of CHD Morbidity And Mortality In Patients With CHD

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to of a major coronary event: 1) non-fatal acute myocardial infarction 2) coronary death 3) resuscitated cardiac arrest

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1) Time to any CHD event, 2) Time to Hospitalization with primary diagnosis of CHF, 3) Time to Cerbrovascular Event, 4) Time to PAD, 5) Time to any CV event and 6) All Cause Mortality

Estimated Enrollment: 8600
Study Start Date: February 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Previous myocardial infarction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are breast feeding or are pregnant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00159835

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Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00159835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ATV-N-98-001  A2581145 
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: April 21, 2015
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Medicines Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on February 11, 2016