Last updated on December 2010

Effect of Short Term Atorvastatin Treatment 80mg/Day on Early Regression of Carotid Artery Atherosclerotic Lesions


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Atherosclerosis
  • Age: Between 18 - 85 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other:
    Men or women
    >18 yrs old
    Expected to have an endarterectomy on each carotid artery
    No contraindications for atorvastatin
    Stable cardiovascular health
    Lipid lowering treatment less than 6 mo duration
    Diabetic included if diabetes is controlled
    Patient is not claustrophobic
    Patient has evaluable carotid plaques.

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Patient has had previous carotid endarterectomy,stenting, or other procedure
    Unstable cardiovascular status
    Hypersensitivity to statin therapy
    Neck anatomy preventing acquiring bilateral evaluable plaques
    Weight over 285 lbs.

Recruitment Status: Open


Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team


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