Determinants of Coronary Disease in High Risk Families

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: August 2004
To define factors contributing to coronary heart disease (CHD) in high risk families.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

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

Study Start Date: August 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2003
Detailed Description:


The study followed healthy siblings of patients diagnosed with CHD before age 60. All siblings underwent comprehensive risk factor screening and exercise thallium tomography to identify occult CHD. Follow-up was performed from 6-15 years after entry (mean 8.7 years) to determine the incidence of (1) acute coronary events (sudden death, myocardial infarction, and unstable angina) and (2) progression of occult CHD (repeat exercise thallium tomography). Blood was obtained for genomic DNA, which was tested for polymorphisms of candidate genes which may be associated with premature thrombotic CHD events (platelet proteins GPIIB/IIIa[PlA1/A2 and Baka/b] and GPIbB, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensinogen, D-fibrinogen, plasminogen activator-1, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase). Plasma levels of proteins implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and thrombotic CHD events were measured (fibrinogen, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, tissue plasminogen activator, homocysteine, lipoprotein (a), and apo(a) isoform size). DNA was also obtained from living probands and affected siblings to use for genetic linkage studies using affected and unaffectedsibling pairs. Statistical analyses examined (1) whether selected genetic polymorphisms were linked to the occurrence of acute CHD events, and (2) to what extent traditional sociodemographic and biological coronary risk factors or new genetic polymorphisms explained the progression of occult CHD, or the transition from occult to symptomatic CHD events in families with premature CHD.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005508

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigator: Lewis Becker Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00005508     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5026 
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
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
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