Lupus Cohort--Thrombotic Events and Coronary Artery Disease

This study has been completed.
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First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2000
To study longitudinally the incidence, pathogenesis, and risk factors for thrombotic events and coronary artery disease in a cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: September 1991
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 1996
Detailed Description:


The Johns Hopkins Lupus Cohort, begun by Dr. Petri in 1987, was a longitudinal study of the incidence and pathogenesis of thrombotic events and coronary artery disease in SLE. The usual natural history of thrombotic events and coronary artery disease is telescoped in SLE, so that patients present with these outcomes in their third and fourth decades.


Risk factors addressed in the study included: 1) the hypercoagulable state secondary to antiphospholipid antibodies (the lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody); 2) premature atherosclerosis, accelerated by prednisone and hypertension; 3) underlying vascular damage from lupus vasculopathy and vasculitis; 4) co-morbid factors, including obesity, smoking, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, sedentary life style, and family history of coronary artery disease, and 5) other factors, including sex, age, race, immunogenetics, compliance with medication, and socioeconomic status. The Hopkins Cohort Study was uniquely able to focus on these issues, both because of its population, which reflected a broad racial, educational, and socioeconomic background, and because the four years of data accumulated showed promising preliminary results.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00005436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4364 
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Heart Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
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