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Physical,Histological,and Genetic Analyses of Lipid-rich Atherosclerotic Plaques

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2012 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
University Hospital Goettingen
Carmel Medical Center
CVpath Institute, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2007
Last updated: July 25, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

Lipid-rich atherosclerotic plaques, or "vulnerable plaques" are prone to rupture, causing local intravascular thrombosis, with subsequent grave clinical consequences. Atherosclerotic plaques normally removed during surgery, and peripheral blood samples will be studied to achieve the following objectives:

"1" Define histological features of the vulnerable plaque, analyze its physical characteristics, and investigate selected gene expression.

"2" Study biomarkers of inflammation in conjunction with the presence of vulnerable plaques.

"3" Explore the potential role of infection in atherogenesis.

Aortic Aneurysm
Peripheral Vascular Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Physical,Histological,and Genetic Analyses of Lipid-rich Atherosclerotic Plaques

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Tissue for RNA extraction (frozen); Tissue for histological analysis (formalin fixation); Plasma for CV biomarkers (frozen)

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: March 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Primary Care Clinic patients


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of symptomatic carotid stenosis exceeding 60%(TIAs or stroke within the last 6 months), and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (presenting with progressive carotid stenosis, exceeding 70%)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm, and aortic occlusive disease
  • Peripheral occlusive or aneurysmal disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-compliant patients, incapable of granting approval by informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00449306

Contact: Jacob Schneiderman, MD 972 3 5302712

Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer Recruiting
Ramat Gan, Israel, 52621
Contact: Jacob Schneiderman, MD    972 3 5302712   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
University Hospital Goettingen
Carmel Medical Center
CVpath Institute, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Jacob Schneiderman, MD Department of Vascular Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00449306     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-01-2354-JS-CTIL
Study First Received: March 19, 2007
Last Updated: July 25, 2012
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
Carotid plaque
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Vulnerable plaque
Intraplaque hemorrhage
Carotid artery atherosclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Plaque, Atherosclerotic
Aortic Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Vascular Diseases processed this record on March 03, 2015