Risk Factors in the Initial Presentation of Specific Cardiovascular Disease Syndromes
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important public health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. Associations between risk factors, such as smoking, dyslipidaemia or hypertension, and prevalent CVD are well documented. However, few studies have investigated associations with onset of disease. The initial manifestation of CVD, for example an episode of unstable angina, is important because it influences the prognosis, the quality of life and the management of disease. Furthermore, the extent to which social deprivation, alcohol consumption or atrial fibrillation affects presentation of CVD is poorly understood and deserves further consideration.
Most previous studies have considered CVD as a single entity. However, differences in aetiology between coronary phenotypes suggest that risk factors may not be shared across specific coronary phenotypes and their relative importance is likely to differ for each phenotype. Gaining knowledge of these differences could provide insights into the pathophysiology of specific forms of CVD and could eventually lead to modification of recommendations for patient management and disease prevention.
We propose to use the linkage of the national registry of coronary events to general practice records in the Clinical Practice Research Database (CPRD), to investigate whether demographic, behavioral, and clinico-metabolic risk factors differentially influence the onset of specific types of CVD.
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Chronic Stable Angina
Transient Ischemic Attack
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Sudden Coronary Death
|Study Type:||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||10 Years|
|Official Title:||Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Initial Presentation of Specific Cardiovascular Disease Syndromes: a CALIBER Proposal Using Linked GPRD-MINAP-HES Data|
- First presentation of cardiovascular disease, as specified in description [ Time Frame: Study follow-up will commence on the earliest date on which a patient fulfils the criteria for study inclusion within the period between 1st January 1997 and 25th March 2010 (maximum of 13 years after enrolment). ]First occurrence of the following fatal or non-fatal cardiovascular outcomes: acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stable angina, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, transient ischemic attack, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, sudden cardiac death, heart failure
- Non CVD specific deaths [ Time Frame: Same as for primary outcomes (maximum of 13 years after follow-up start) ]Death from non CVD, that is, excluding deaths related to the primary endpoints.
- Cardiovascular heart disease and fatal cardiovascular disease [ Time Frame: Same as for primary endpoint (maximum of 13 years after follow-up start) ]
Cardiovascular heart disease: combination of MI and unheralded coronary death. Cardiovascular disease: combination of fatal cardiovascular heart disease and stroke of any type.
Fatal cardiovascular disease: combination of fatal coronary heart disease and fatal cardiovascular death.
|Study Start Date:||January 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
CALIBER Healthy Cohort
We will report findings from the CALIBER (CArdiovascular disease research using Linked BEspoke studies and Electronic Records) collaboration where we linked primary care data (from the General Practice Research Database [GPRD]) to three further sources of electronic health records: the Myocardial Ischemia National Audit Project registry (MINAP),cause specific discharge data from Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) and cause specific mortality from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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