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Atorvastatin For The Reduction Of Ventricular Arrhythmias (CLARIDI)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00457340
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 6, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2009
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Brief Summary:
To assess in patients with CAD [coronary artery disease] and an implantable defibrillator the effect of atorvastatin 80 mg versus placebo on the first recurrence of a ventricular arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation requiring ICD [implantable cardioverter defibrillator] intervention) within one year after randomization.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arrhythmia Drug: Atorvastatin 80mg Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 220 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cholesterol Lowering and Arrhythmia Recurrences After Internal Defibrillator Implantation (CLARIDI)
Study Start Date : February 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2004

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess in patients with CAD and an implantable defibrillator the effect of atorvastatin 80 mg versus placebo on the first recurrence of a ventricular arrhythmia after randomisation.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Combined total mortality and major cardiovascular events.
  2. Major cardiovascular events include acute myocardial infarction, stroke and PTCA [percutaneous coronary angioplasty] (with or without stenting) or CABG [coronary artery bypass graft] (CABG already foreseen at the moment of randomization).
  3. Total number of appropriate ICD interventions for ventricular arrhythmias and total number of episodes of electrical storm.
  4. An episode of electrical storm is defined as the occurrence within 24 hours of three or more ventricular arrhythmias requiring ICD intervention.
  5. Combined total mortality, major cardiovascular events and total number of appropriate ICD interventions for ventricular arrhythmias.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible subjects were male or female subjects, age >18 years, with clinically documented coronary artery disease and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias who met the following criteria:
  • Were scheduled for an ICD implantation or had an ICD implantation within 1 month, according to the class I American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) practice guidelines for ICD therapy


  • Were already treated with an ICD for a class I ACC/AHA indication for more than one month, provided they received at least one appropriate ICD intervention (shock or antitachycardia pacing (ATP) for ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation) during the preceding six months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ventricular arrhythmias in the acute phase of myocardial infarction (first 48 hours).
  • Patients with incessant ventricular tachycardia.
  • Patients with ventricular arrhythmias without underlying coronary artery disease.
  • Patients with a transient or reversible cause of ventricular arrhythmias (including significant electrolyte disturbances or drug induced proarrhythmia).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00457340

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Pfizer Investigational Site
Aalst, Belgium
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Antwerpen, Belgium
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Brugge, Belgium
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Edegem, Belgium
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Gent, Belgium
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Hasselt, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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Athens, Greece
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Crete, Greece
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Rio Patra, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer

Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00457340     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A2581020
First Posted: April 6, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Ventricular Fibrillation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors