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Premature Coronary Atherosclerosis in Scleroderma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Tuen Mun Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 5, 2006
Last updated: September 15, 2010
Last verified: September 2010

The purpose of this trial is to study the proportion of scleroderma patients who suffer from asymptomatic coronary atherosclerosis compared to healthy controls.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Premature Coronary Atherosclerosis in Scleroderma: A Case Control Study

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Further study details as provided by Tuen Mun Hospital:

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Coronary calcium scores will be obtained from a group of patients with scleroderma and a group of controls. Comparison of the calcium scores will be made.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

scleroderma patients


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age >= 18 years.
  2. Fulfillment of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for the classification of scleroderma.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00372398

Hong Kong
Tuen Mun Hospital
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tuen Mun Hospital
Principal Investigator: CC Mok, MD FRCP Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: CC Mok, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong Identifier: NCT00372398     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NTWC/CREC/429/06
Study First Received: September 5, 2006
Last Updated: September 15, 2010
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Tuen Mun Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Scleroderma, Systemic
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Skin Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on March 01, 2015