Rosuvastatin Use to Improve the Coagulation Profile in Patients With Venous Thrombosis (START)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 16, 2017
Netherlands Heart Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Willem M. Lijfering, Leiden University Medical Center

May 31, 2012
June 7, 2012
January 16, 2017
December 2012
December 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Coagulation factor VIII [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
Change in factor VIII level from baseline to 28 days of intervention
Same as current
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Rosuvastatin Use to Improve the Coagulation Profile in Patients With Venous Thrombosis
Prospective Randomized Controlled, Open Label, Clinical Trial to Study if Rosuvastatin Use Improves the Coagulation Profile in Patients With Venous Thrombosis
Epidemiological studies have shown a 2-3 fold increased long-term risk of arterial cardiovascular disease after venous thrombosis, most predominant in the first year following initial venous thrombosis. The results of recent observational studies that showed 40-50% risk reductions for first venous thrombosis occurrence when using a statin are in this aspect promising. The results are also somewhat surprising, because the mechanism behind this effect is unclear. Dyslipidemia may be the most plausible explanation to be considered. However, as dyslipidemia is not related to an increased risk of venous thrombosis, it is unlikely that statins decrease venous thrombosis risk by lipid lowering activities. Recent observations indicate that coagulation can activate the initial formation of atherosclerosis. Our hypothesis is therefore that the coagulation profile in persons with venous thrombosis is improved when using a statin, ultimately leading to less atherosclerosis: another well known property of statin use.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Drug: Rosuvastatin
20 mg od
Other Name: crestor
  • No Intervention: No intervention
  • Experimental: Rosuvastatin
    Intervention: Drug: Rosuvastatin

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December 2016
December 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provision of informed consent prior to any study specific procedures
  • Persons with (initial or recurrent) confirmed symptomatic proximal deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism who after a time period of at least 3 to 12 months are allowed to stop, - or stopped using < 1 month anticoagulant treatment as indicated by their treating physician
  • Persons aged 18 years or above

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons already using statins or lipid lowering drugs, or any other disallowed concomitant medications (erythromycin, HIV protease inhibitors, or cyclosporine)
  • History of statin-induced myopathy, or serious hypersensitivity reaction to other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), including rosuvastatin
  • Life expectancy less than 6 months
  • Pregnant woman or woman with childbearing potential who are not willing to use contraception
  • Active liver or kidney disease or dysfunction or muscle disorders
  • Unstable medical or psychological condition that interferes with study participation
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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2012-000223-41 ( EudraCT Number )
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Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Willem M. Lijfering, Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden University Medical Center
Netherlands Heart Foundation
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Leiden University Medical Center
January 2017

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