Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke(J-STARS Echo)


Phase 3 Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

Carotid ultrasound can reveal the intima-media complex thickness(IMT), that has been reported to be a marker of atherosclerosis as well as a risk of cardiovascular events, and to be attenuated by 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) . This substudy of J-STARS will observe the temporal profile of carotid IMT prospectively in the patients with prescription of pravastatin...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 22 April 2016.

1 Mar 2004 7 Aug 2006 1 Jul 2014 Unavailable 1 Apr 2016 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Prevention
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


  • Tatsuo Kohriyama, MD, PhD Hiroshima University Hospital Hiroashima, Hiroshima, Japan, 734-8551 Phone: +81-82-257-5201