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Vascular Function in the Framingham Third Generation

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00035737
First Posted: May 6, 2002
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2014
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Collaborator:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by:
Boston University
May 4, 2002
May 6, 2002
February 21, 2014
May 2002
March 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Vascular Function in the Framingham Third Generation
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To investigate the role of endothelial dysfunction and increased vascular stiffness as contributors to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease.

BACKGROUND:

Increasingly, researchers understand that endothelial dysfunction and increased vascular stiffness contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has been examining vascular function in about 3600 middle-aged and elderly participants of the FHS Offspring and minority OMNI cohorts.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The study characterizes vascular function by performing noninvasive studies of endothelial function with brachial ultrasound flow-mediated dilation, and of vascular stiffness with arterial tonometry, in 3850 adult offspring of the FHS Offspring and OMNI cohorts. The total of over 7000 vascular examinations in an extensively studied multi-generational community-based cohort provides the opportunity to characterize the environmental and genetic determinants, and the prognosis of altered vascular function. The study hypotheses are: vascular function is determined by both environmental and genetic factors; endothelial function and vascular stiffness phenotypes are associated with each other: and vascular dysfunction predisposes to the development of hypertension (HTN) and cardiovascular disease.

Observational
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  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Heart Diseases
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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March 2007
March 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
No eligibility criteria
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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NCT00035737
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R01HL070100 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Boston University
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigator: Emelia Benjamin Boston University
Boston University
February 2014