Canadians Achieve Cholesterol Targets Fast With Atorvastatin Stratified Titration (CANACTFAST)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2009
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September 6, 2005
September 8, 2005
July 3, 2009
June 2004
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Proportion (%) of subjects achieving their LDL-C target after 12 weeks of treatment according to their 10-year CHD risk category (based on the new canadian guidelines on the management and treatment of dyslipidemia).
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The global proportion (%) of patients reaching targets when risk categories are combined The proportion (%) of subjects achieving BOTH their LDL-C and TC/HDL-C ratio targets after 6 and 12 weeks of treatment, globally and according to their 10-year
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Canadians Achieve Cholesterol Targets Fast With Atorvastatin Stratified Titration
A Multicenter, 12 Week Treatment Single Step Titration Open-Label Study Assessing The % Of Patients Achieving Ldl-C Target With Atorvastatin Starting Doses Of 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg.
The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of an atorvastatin treatment regimen involving starting doses between 10 and 80 mg, followed by a single-step titration (except for subjects started at 80mg), if required
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Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Drug: atorvastatin
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Ur E, Langer A, Rabkin SW, Calciu CD, Leiter LA; CanACTFAST Study Investigators. Achieving cholesterol targets by individualizing starting doses of statin according to baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary artery disease risk category: the CANadians Achieve Cholesterol Targets Fast with Atorvastatin Stratified Titration (CanACTFAST) study. Can J Cardiol. 2010 Feb;26(2):80-6.

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May 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 30 to 79 years old
  • Triglyceride level 6.8 mmol/L at screening
  • LDL-C of 5.7 mmol/L at screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating women, or women of childbearing potential not using an acceptable method of contraception. The latter are defined as: abstinence, surgical sterilization, oral contraceptives for at least 3 cycles, intrauterine device, implant, depot injection, or barrier method in conjunction with contraceptive foam or jelly.
  • Subjects whose blood cholesterol levels are controlled (LDL-C targets) with statins other than atorvastatin
  • Subjects receiving statin doses higher than the following: 10-40mg for simvastatin , 20-40mg for fluvastatin, pravastatin and lovastatin and 10-20 mg for rosuvastatin. Subjects already treated with atorvastatin at the time of screening are not eligible unless atorvastatin has been discontinued at least 2 months prior to screening
  • Subjects receiving 2 or more lipid lowering agents are excluded (statins + resins or fibrates or niacin or fish oils)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
30 Years to 79 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
April 2007

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