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Greek Registry - Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (GRegistry-FH)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 4, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Genovefa Kolovou, M.D., Ph.D., F.E.S.C., S.F.S.A, Hellenic College of Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Brief Summary:
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) [heterozygous (heFH) or homozygous FH (hoFH)] is a common genetic disorder, characterized by elevated plasma low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration leading (if untreated) to cholesterol deposits in the corneas, eyelids and extensor tendons, rapidly progressing vascular disease, and aortic valve disease.

Condition or disease
Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Detailed Description:

In contrast, timely recognition and effective treatment of FH can result in a significant improvement in clinical outcomes. The problem is that that majority of individuals with FH are unaware of their disease, particularly that the disease remains silent for many years. In most countries around the world <5% of individuals with FH are identified .

Until lately the prevalence of heFH was traditionally considered to be ~ 1:500 individuals , although clinical and genetic studies suggest that heFH affects ~ 1:200-250 individuals . Thus, the aim of the Hellenic College of Treatment of Atherosclerosis (HCAT) is to 1). Evaluate the prevalence of FH in Greece (FHG-Registry) and 2). To inform population of FH disease.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Month
Official Title: Hellenic Registry for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Actual Study Start Date : January 10, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 10, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 10, 2019

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. the prevalence of Familiar Hypercholesterolaemia in Greece [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    patients with FH will be screened and include in Registry

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Sample of citizents on Panhellenic basis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • both genders
  • >18 years, <80 years
  • door to door enrolment
  • eligible to sign informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <18 years, >80 years
  • deny to sign informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03140605

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Contact: Genovefa Kolovou, MD

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Onassis Cardiology Hospital Recruiting
Athens, Greece
Contact: Genovefa Kolovou, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hellenic College of Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Additional Information:

EAS Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Studies Collaboration, Vallejo-Vaz AJ, Akram A, Kondapally Seshasai SR, Cole D, Watts GF, Hovingh GK, Kastelein JJ, Mata P, Raal FJ, Santos RD, Soran H, Freiberger T, Abifadel M, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Alnouri F, Alonso R, Al-Rasadi K, Banach M, Bogsrud MP, Bourbon M, Bruckert E, Car J, Ceska R, Corral P, Descamps O, Dieplinger H, Do CT, Durst R, Ezhov MV, Fras Z, Gaita D, Gaspar IM, Genest J, Harada-Shiba M, Jiang L, Kayikcioglu M, Lam CS, Latkovskis G, Laufs U, Liberopoulos E, Lin J, Lin N, Maher V, Majano N, Marais AD, März W, Mirrakhimov E, Miserez AR, Mitchenko O, Nawawi H, Nilsson L, Nordestgaard BG, Paragh G, Petrulioniene Z, Pojskic B, Reiner Ž, Sahebkar A, Santos LE, Schunkert H, Shehab A, Slimane MN, Stoll M, Su TC, Susekov A, Tilney M, Tomlinson B, Tselepis AD, Vohnout B, Widén E, Yamashita S, Catapano AL, Ray KK. Pooling and expanding registries of familial hypercholesterolaemia to assess gaps in care and improve disease management and outcomes: Rationale and design of the global EAS Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Studies Collaboration. Atheroscler Suppl. 2016 Dec;22:1-32. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosissup.2016.10.001. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

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Responsible Party: Genovefa Kolovou, M.D., Ph.D., F.E.S.C., S.F.S.A, Cardiologist, Head of Hellenic College of Treatment of Atherosclerosis, Hellenic College of Treatment of Atherosclerosis Identifier: NCT03140605     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-HPLS-IIS
First Posted: May 4, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn