Treatment of Hypercholesterolaemia in Hispanic Subjects (STARSHIP) (STARSHIP)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2009
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of 6 weeks of treatment with Rosuvastatin with 6 weeks of treatment with Atorvastatin in Hispanic subjects with hypercholesterolemia

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Dyslipidaemia Drug: Rosuvastatin Drug: Atorvastatin Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 3000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 6-Week, Randomized, Open-Label, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Rosuvastatin and Atorvastatin in the Treatment of Hypercholesterolaemia in Hispanic Subjects.
Study Start Date : May 2003
Study Completion Date : February 2005

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Drug: Rosuvastatin
Other Name: Crestor
Active Comparator: 2
Drug: Atorvastatin
Other Name: Lipitor

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Low density lipoproteins cholesterol levels [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Other blood lipid level changes [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  2. Safety: adverse events & abnormal laboratory markers [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fasting low density lipoprotein & triglyceride levels as defined by the protocol.
  • Self described Hispanic race
  • Subjects with coronary heart disease or at high risk of coronary heart disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The use of lipid lowering drugs or dietary supplements after Visit 1.
  • Active arterial disease eg Unstable angina, or recent arterial surgery
  • Blood lipid levels above the limits defined in the protocol.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension, hypothyroidism, alcohol or drug abuse.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00653965

Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Steve Haffner, MD San Antonio, USA
Study Director: Russell Esterline AstraZeneca

Responsible Party: Elisabeth Björk, AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00653965     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4522US/0007
First Posted: April 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
low density lipoproteins

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors