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Trial NCT00000496

Resource URI: http://static.linkedct.org/resource/trials/NCT00000496
linkedct:brief_title Platelet Drug Trial in Coronary Disease Progression
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linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/3388>
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/5702>
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linkedct:criteria Patients aged 65 or less. Angiographically identified coronary heart disease
linkedct:description BACKGROUND: Coronary atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in this country and the developed countries of the world. Although modern coronary care units have resulted in a markedly decreased hospital mortality from acute myocardial infarction, especially in those patients who enter the hospital early, its overall impact is limited since two-thirds of patients who die from coronary disease do not reach the hospital. When the trial was initiated in 1979, new approaches to the medical treatment of coronary disease and its complications were needed with an effort directed towards prevention of its progression and prevention of its complications through medical therapy. This prevention could save significant health care dollars over the long-term especially if the need for aortocoronary bypass graft surgery and the incidence of myocardial infarction could be reduced. Early identification of the patient at risk of developing coronary disease or of those with early coronary artery lesions would allow a greater impact of any successful intervention therapy. DESIGN NARRATIVE: Randomized, double-blind. The patients in the experimental group were treated with dipyridamole and aspirin for five years. Patients in the control group received a lactose placebo. The primary endpoint was angiographic evidence of progression of coronary artery disease and development of new coronary disease. Secondary endpoints included total mortality, cardiac mortality, mortality due to myocardial infarction, and incidence of new myocardial infarction. Recruitment ended in December 1982.
linkedct:download_date Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on December 30, 2009
linkedct:eligibility_gender Both
linkedct:eligibility_healthy_volunteers No
linkedct:eligibility_maximum_age 65 Years
linkedct:eligibility_minimum_age 18 Years
linkedct:enrollment 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:firstreceived_date October 27, 1999
linkedct:id NCT00000496
rdfs:label Trial NCT00000496
linkedct:lastchanged_date June 23, 2005
linkedct:lead_sponsor_agency National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
linkedct:nct_id NCT00000496
linkedct:number_of_arms 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:number_of_groups 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:org_study_id 15
linkedct:overall_status Completed
linkedct:oversight <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/oversight/2918>
foaf:page <http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00000496>
linkedct:phase Phase 3
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/23659>
linkedct:source National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
linkedct:start_date December 1979
linkedct:study_design Prevention, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Control
linkedct:study_type Interventional
linkedct:summary To determine the effectiveness of the platelet inhibitor drugs dipyridamole and aspirin in reducing the angiographic progression of coronary artery disease over a five-year period and to test the predictive value of the platelet survival half-life in identifying patients with more rapid progression of coronary disease and development of its complications.
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linkedct:verification_date January 2001