A Study Measuring Effects on Intima Media Thickness: An Evaluation of Rosuvastatin 40 mg (METEOR)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2010
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this trial is to see if rosuvastatin will be effective in decreasing the thickness of the walls of the arteries in the neck for people who already have some evidence of thickening of these walls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesteremia Drug: Rosuvastatin calcium Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 840 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Parallel Group Phase III Study Measuring Effects on Intima Media Thickness: an Evaluation Of Rosuvastatin 40 mg (METEOR)
Study Start Date : August 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2006

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Rosuvastatin calcium
    Other Name: Crestor

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the effects of rosuvastatin treatment on the change in the mean maximum intima media thickness (IMT) of the 12 vessel segments: the near & far walls of the CCA, the carotid bulb & the ICA

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the effects of rosuvastatin treatment on the following variables, with the same analyses being applied to the IMT variables:
  2. Change in the mean maximum IMT of the near & far walls of the right & left CCA, carotid bulb, ICA
  3. Change in the mean IMT of the near & far walls of the right & left CCA
  4. Change in LDL-C, TC, HDL-C, TG, nonHDL-C, ApoB, ApoA-I, nonHDL-C/HDL-C, & ApoB/ApoA-I
  5. Change in inflammatory marker: C-reactive protein (CRP)
  6. Safety & tolerability, by evaluating the incidence & severity of adverse events & abnormal laboratory values

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Maximum IMT >1.2 mm and 3.5 mm at any location in the carotid ultrasound studies conducted at both Visit 2 (Week -4) and Visit 3 (Week -2)
  • Subjects with age and no other risk factor: Fasting LDL-C at Visit 1 (Week -6) is >120 mg/dL (3.1mmol/L) and <190 mg/dL (4.9 mmol/L)
  • Subjects with 2 or more risk factors and a 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD) risk < 10%: Fasting LDL-C at Visit 1 (Week -6) is >120 mg/dL (3.1 mmol/L) and <160 mg/dL (4.1 mmol/L)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of pharmacologic lipid-lowering medications (eg, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, fibrate derivatives, bile acid binding resins, niacin or its analogues at doses >400 mg) within 12 months prior to Visit 1 (Week -6).
  • Clinical evidence of coronary artery disease or any other atherosclerotic disease such as angina, MI, TIA, symptomatic carotid artery disease, CVA, CABG, PTCA, peripheral arterial disease, AAA.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00225589

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca Crestor Medical Science Director, MD AstraZeneca

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00225589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4522IL/0088
D3562C00088 ( Other Identifier: AstraZeneca )
First Posted: September 26, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors