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Nurses' Health Study (Cardiovascular Component)

This study has been completed.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: January 7, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
To determine the relationships of hormonal factors, a variety of nutrients, diabetes, exercise, and brand of cigarettes smoked with the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease, pulmonary embolism, and stroke in a cohort of female registered nurses.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cerebrovascular Accident
Pulmonary Embolism
Angina Pectoris
Myocardial Infarction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Nurses' Health Study (Cardiovascular Component)

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Further study details as provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular disease [ Time Frame: every 2 years during course of the study, up to 28 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 121700
Study Start Date: August 1980
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
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No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005152

Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: JoAnn E Manson, MD, DrPH Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Additional Information:
Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Rosner B, Speizer FE, Hennekens CH: Coronary Risk Factors in Women - the Nurses' Health Study Experience. In: Proceedings of an NIH Workshop on Coronary Heart Disease in Women, Eaker ED, Packard B, Wenger NK et al (Eds). Haymarket Doyma, Inc. New York, 1987

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: JoAnn E. Manson, MD, Principal Investigator, Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier: NCT00005152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1024  R01HL034594-21 
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: January 7, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Angina Pectoris
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Embolism and Thrombosis
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Chest Pain
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