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Atherosclerosis clinical trials at University of California Health

14 in progress, 12 open to eligible people

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  • Olezarsen (ISIS 678354) in Participants With Hypertriglyceridemia and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, or With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of olezarsen on percent change in fasting triglyceride (TG) levels compared to placebo in participants with hypertriglyceridemia and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, or with severe hypertriglyceridemia.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Cardiovascular Outcome Study to Evaluate the Effect of Obicetrapib in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will be a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized, phase 3 study in participants with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) who are not adequately controlled despite maximally tolerated lipid-lowering therapy.

    at UCLA

  • Cholesterol and Inflammation Lowering Via Bempedoic Acid, an ACL-inhibiting Regimen in HIV Trial (CLEAR HIV Trial)

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    This is a randomized placebo-controlled study in treated and suppressed HIV-infected individuals aged ≥40 years with either known CVD or 1 CVD risk factor to study the effect of Bempedoic acid (BA) on safety, arterial inflammation as assessed by FDG-PET/CT, lipids, inflammation, immune activation, cardiometabolic indices, and non-calcified plaque (NCP) in the coronary arteries (assessed by coronary CT angiography, CCTA). This trial will be enrolled at UCSF and UCLA. Collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will serve as the core facility for imaging.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Comparing Perclose to Statseal in Conjunction With Perclose in Femoral 6 French Arteriotomy Closure

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this clinical study is to compare how well two different devices for achieving hemostasis perform in patients undergoing transfemoral procedures with 6 French Access. Both devices are approved by the FDA for this use, and have already been used by clinicians on patients undergoing transfemoral procedures. It is believed that the use of both devices in combination compared to the Perclose alone will shorten the time that it takes to 'seal' the artery, resulting in a shorter period of time that patients would need to lay flat.

    at UCLA

  • Tirzepatide on Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis Using MDCT

    open to eligible people ages 40-80

    A multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group phase IV Study evaluating the effects of tirzepatide on atherosclerotic plaque progression assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in participants with a diagnosis of type II Diabetes (T2DM) and atherosclerosis.

    at UCLA

  • IMPact on Revascularization Outcomes of IVUS Guided Treatment of Complex Lesions and Economic Impact

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been shown in clinical trials, registries, and meta-analyses to reduce recurrent events after PCI. This is accomplished by improving the angiographic result with lesion and vessel assessment to guide stent selection and implantation and intravascular imaging following stent implantation to ensure an adequate treatment endpoint has been achieved. Despite extensive literature supporting the use of IVUS in PCI, utilization remains low in the United States. An increasing number of high-risk or complex lesions are being treated with PCI and we hypothesize that the impact of IVUS in these complex lesions will be of increased importance in reducing clinical adverse events while remaining cost effective.

    at UCSD

  • Metformin in Pre-Diabetes on Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular OuTcomes

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research will help us to learn if the medicine called metformin reduces the risk of death, heart attacks, and/or strokes in patients who have pre-diabetes and heart or blood vessel problems.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Olpasiran Trials of Cardiovascular Events and Lipoprotein(a) Reduction (OCEAN(a)) - Outcomes Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    The primary objective of this study is to compare the effect of treatment with olpasiran, to placebo, on the risk for coronary heart disease death (CHD death), myocardial infarction, or urgent coronary revascularization in participants with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and elevated Lipoprotein(a).

    at UC Irvine UCLA UCSD

  • Inclisiran to Prevent Cardiovascular (CV) Events in Participants With Established Cardiovascular Disease

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    Study CKJX839B12302 is a pivotal Phase III trial to evaluate the benefits of inclisiran on major adverse cardiovascular (MACE) events in participants with established cardiovascular disease (CVD).

    at UCLA

  • Text Education About Cardiovascular Health and HIV (TEACH-HIV)

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    The overall objective is to evaluate the efficacy of educational text messages to reduce cardiovascular risk among persons living with HIV (PLWH).

    at UCSF

  • Comprehensive Computed Tomography Guidance of Coronary Bypass Graft Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    Apply CT angiography, CT perfusion imaging and advanced image processing techniques to improve revascularization decision-making and surgical strategies in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

    at UCSD

  • Platelet Expression of FcγRIIa and Arterial Hemodynamics to Predict Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Atherosclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 30 years and up

    An observational study to determine if individuals with increased platelet FcyRIIa will have a higher risk of ischemic events.

    at UCLA

  • Diet-induced Elevations in LDL-C and Progression of Atherosclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an observational study examining the progression of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in healthy participants who have an elevated LDL-C (above 190mg/dl) secondary to diet not associated with genetic familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). This study participants are classified to be Lean-Mass-Hyper-Responder (LMHR).

    at UCLA

  • Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali, and Sri Lankan) individuals have high rates of cardiovascular disease that is not explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Though South Asians represent over one-quarter of the world's population, there are no longitudinal studies in this high-risk ethnic group. The investigators aim to establish a longitudinal study of South Asians at three United States centers to identify risk factors linked to subclinical atherosclerosis and incident cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study is to understand the causes of heart disease and stroke in South Asians and compare these causes to those in other United States ethnic groups.

    at UCSF

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