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Atorvastatin Versus Simvastatin In The Prevention Of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) In Patients With Known CHD (IDEAL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00159835
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 22, 2015
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Brief Summary:
To investigate whether a long-term strategy to lower LDL cholesterol with atorvastatin as much as possible will improve prognosis in CHD patients compared with a strategy reflecting current best clinical practice with simvastatin.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases Drug: atorvastatin Drug: simvastatin Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 8600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Atorvastatin Compared With Simvastatin In The Prevention of CHD Morbidity And Mortality In Patients With CHD
Study Start Date : February 1999
Study Completion Date : March 2005

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to of a major coronary event: 1) non-fatal acute myocardial infarction 2) coronary death 3) resuscitated cardiac arrest

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 1) Time to any CHD event, 2) Time to Hospitalization with primary diagnosis of CHF, 3) Time to Cerbrovascular Event, 4) Time to PAD, 5) Time to any CV event and 6) All Cause Mortality

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Previous myocardial infarction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are breast feeding or are pregnant

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00159835    
Other Study ID Numbers: ATV-N-98-001
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cardiovascular Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors