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Factors Influencing Cardiovascular Prognosis (Pythia-GR)

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Verified June 2014 by Vasilios Kotsis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vasilios Kotsis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2009
Last updated: June 24, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
The purpose of this study is to identify risks for cardiovascular events in a follow up period of 10 years.

Cardiovascular Mortality

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Factors Influencing Cardiovascular Prognosis in Hypertensive Patients (Pythia Study)

Further study details as provided by Vasilios Kotsis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular mortality [ Time Frame: 10 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Hospitalization for CV events [ Time Frame: 10 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: January 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2027
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2027 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Inclusion criteria

  • Age > 50 years volunteers (2 towns of 15000 residents one in the north and one in the south of Greece)
  • End points
  • 5-10 years cardiovascular morbidity and mortality

Measurements at baseline

  • Anthropometrics

    • Age (M>55 years; W>65 years)
    • Weight-height- BMI
    • Abdominal obesity (Waist circumference>102 cm(M), >88cm (W) Family history
    • Family history of premature CV disease (M at age<55 years; W at age<65 years)


  • Smoking
  • Diabetes Mellitus,
  • Established Heart disease: myocardial infarction; angina; coronary revascularization; heart failure
  • Established renal disease [diabetic nephropathy; renal impairment (serum creatinine M>133, W>124 mmol/l); proteinuria (> 300 mg/24 h)]
  • Cerebrovascular disease: ischaemic stroke; cerebral haemorrhage; transient ischaemic attack
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Advanced retinopathy: haemorrhages or exudates, papilloedema
  • Treatment


  • Measurements Blood pressure

    • Clinic BP
    • 24h ABPM
    • Home BP


  • Electrocardiographic LVH
  • Echocardiographic LVH


  • Carotid wall thickening or plaque
  • Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity
  • Ankle/brachial BP index

Lipids or other risk factors

  • Total cholesterol, Tg, HDL, LDL
  • Plasma creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate
  • Fasting plasma glucose or postload plasma glucose
  • Microalbuminuria and albumin-creatinine ratio
  • Glucose tolerance test

    • Follow up each 3 year with all the above measurements

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Volunteers,community sample, residents of a certain town

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All age >50 volunteers

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00973206

Contact: Vasilios Kotsis, Prof 6974748860 ext +30

Sponsors and Collaborators
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Study Chair: Vasilios Kotsis, Prof AUTH
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vasilios Kotsis, Prof. Med, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki Identifier: NCT00973206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AUTH20090609
Study First Received: September 8, 2009
Last Updated: June 24, 2014

Keywords provided by Vasilios Kotsis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:
cardiovascular morbidity
mortality community study processed this record on August 18, 2017