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Progression of Carotid Artery Atheroma in Moderately Hypercholesterolemic Subjects

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: April 3, 2008
Last updated: March 13, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
The purpose of this study is to examine the changes in the carotid artery when subjects receive high or low doses of rosuvastatin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carotid Artery Stenosis Hypercholesterolemia Drug: Rosuvastatin Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Trial to Assess the Effect of High & Low Doses of ZD4522 on Progression of Carotid Artery Atheroma in Moderately Hypercholesterolemic Subjects With Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis After 24 Months of Dosing.

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in carotid wall volume as measured by MRI scan [ Time Frame: At 40 weeks and 104 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety: adverse events & abnormal laboratory markers [ Time Frame: 2 weekly for first 4 weeks then 4 weekly ]
  • Other changes in the structure and composition of the carotid arterial wall as defined in the protocol. [ Time Frame: At 40 weeks and 104 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2000
Study Completion Date: August 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Rosuvastatin
Other Name: Crestor


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fasting blood low density lipoprotein cholesterol level as defined by the protocol
  • Diagnosed carotid arterial stenosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The use of lipid lowering drugs or dietary supplements after Visit 1.
  • Heavy or total occlusion of the carotid artery or recent stroke
  • Uncontrolled hypertension, hypothyroidism, alcohol or drug abuse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00654394

Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Tom Hatsukami University of Washington, USA
Study Director: Russell Esterline AstraZeneca
  More Information

Responsible Party: Elisabeth Björk, AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00654394     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4522IL/0044
Study First Received: April 3, 2008
Last Updated: March 13, 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Carotid Artery Stenosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constriction, Pathologic
Carotid Stenosis
Plaque, Atherosclerotic
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Carotid Artery Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents processed this record on July 19, 2017