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Traditional Tibetan Medicine for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease (TTM in CAD)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00810992
First Posted: December 18, 2008
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boris Bigalke, University Hospital Tuebingen
  Purpose

Coronary artery disease has a high death toll in the Western world. Changes in lifestyle, particularly in nutrition and physical activity may significantly reduce a severe coronary atherosclerosis within one year without the use of medication. Several dietary studies have shown that not only the progress of coronary artery disease can be slowed down, but it may also increase significantly the survival of these patients.

Up until now there is little known about therapeutic effects by complementary medicine. In particular, Traditional Tibetan medicine dietary programs have shown in few case reports that weight could be reduced in patients with obesity.

Therefore, the investigators developed a specific dietary program for patients with coronary artery disease, who have an increased cardiovascular risk profile according to the criteria by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).


Condition Intervention
Coronary Artery Disease Behavioral: Nutritional and behavioral program A Behavioral: Nutritional and behavioral program B

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Behavioral and Nutritional Therapy in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease According to Traditional Tibetan Medicine Protocol

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Further study details as provided by Boris Bigalke, University Hospital Tuebingen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intima media thickness HbA1C Lipid status Platelet activation markers as prognostic biomarkers [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 524
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Program A
Recommendation for nutrition and behavior for patients with coronary artery disease according to the German Society of Nutritional Medicine and the International Task Force for the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Behavioral: Nutritional and behavioral program A
Recommendation for nutrition and behavior for patients with coronary artery disease according to the German Society of Nutritional Medicine and the International Task Force for the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Experimental: 2 Program B
Recommendation for nutrition and behavior for patients with coronary artery disease according to the system of the Traditional Tibetan Medicine
Behavioral: Nutritional and behavioral program B
Recommendation for nutrition and behavior for patients with coronary artery disease according to the system of the Traditional Tibetan Medicine

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >= 18 years old
  • male and female
  • coronary artery disease
  • criteria of International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <18 years old
  • incapability for informed consent
  • history of malignity, psychiatric disorder, tissue, thyroid gland and renal diseases, anorexia or bulimia
  • administration of steroids or hormones
  • pregnancy
  • body mass index < 25
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00810992


Locations
Germany
University Hospital Tübingen
Tübingen, Germany, 72076
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Boris Bigalke, Prof. Dr., University Hospital Tuebingen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00810992     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 337/2008BO1 UKT
First Submitted: December 17, 2008
First Posted: December 18, 2008
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by Boris Bigalke, University Hospital Tuebingen:
dietary, behavior
IDF criteria
coronary artery disease
Traditional Tibetan Medicine
coronary artery disease in patients, who have an increased cardiovascular risk profile according to the criteria by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases