We are updating the design of this site. Learn more.
Show more
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Polaris - Crestor 40 mg vs Atorvastatin 80 mg for 26 Weeks (POLARIS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00653588
First Posted: April 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2009
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
Information provided by:
AstraZeneca
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of 8 weeks of treatment with Rosuvastatin with 8 weeks of treatment with Atorvastatin on low density lipoprotein cholesterol level in subjects with hypercholesterolemia and coronary heart disease (CHD) or at high risk of CHD..

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Coronary Heart Disease Drug: Rosuvastatin Drug: Atorvastatin Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 26-Week, Double Blind, Randomised, Multi-Centre, Phase IIIb, Parallel Group Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Rosuvastatin (40 mg) With Atorvastatin (80 mg) in Subjects With Hypercholesterolaemia and Coronary Heart Disease or CHD Risk Equivalents

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the efficacy of rosuvastatin with atorvastatin by assessing the percentage change from baseline to week 8 in LDL-C concentrations in subjects with hypercholesterolaemia and CHD or CHD risk equivalents.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the efficacy of rosuvastatin with atorvastatin in modifying other lipids and lipoproteins at week 8

Study Start Date: April 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
rosuvastatin (40 mg)
Drug: Rosuvastatin
40mg
Other Name: Crestor
Active Comparator: 2
atorvastatin (80 mg)
Drug: Atorvastatin
80mg
Other Name: Lipitor

  Eligibility

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A history of CHD or clinical evidence of atherosclerosis or multiple risk factors that confer a high risk as defined in the protocol.
  • Fasting LDL-C concentrations at Visit 1 as defined in the protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of statin induced serious side effects, or serious hypersensitivity reaction to other statins.
  • Subjects considered to be unstable by the investigator after the following events: a myocardial infarction (heart attack), unstable angina, myocardial revascularisation or another revascularisation procedure or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
  • Severe congestive cardiac failure (as defined by the protocol - Appendix I).
  • Subjects awaiting a planned myocardial revascularisation prior to starting the study (i.e. planned prior to visit 1).
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00653588


Sponsors and Collaborators
AstraZeneca
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lawrence Leiter St Michaels hospital, Canada
  More Information

Responsible Party: Elisabeth Björk, AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00653588     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4522IL/0106
D3569C00005
First Submitted: April 2, 2008
First Posted: April 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Cholesterol
low density lipoproteins
Hypercholesterolemia
Coronary Heart Disease
Rosuvastatin
Crestor
Atorvastatin
Lipitor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Hypercholesterolemia
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hyperlipidemias
Dyslipidemias
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors