CARDS Is Designed To Show If Lowering Cholesterol With Atorvastatin In Type 2 Diabetics Without CV Disease Reduces The Risk Of CV Events
A Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study of Atorvastatin as Prevention of CHD in High Risk Patients With Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Collaborative Atorvastatin Study - CARDS)
  • Phase

    Phase 4
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

A study to assess the efficacy of once daily atorvastatin 10 mg versus placebo on cardiovascular endpoints in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) who have a history of either hypertension, retinopathy, microalbuminuria, macroalbuminuria, or who currently smoke, but who do not have established corornary heart disease or other macrovascular disease.
Study Started
Jan 31
Study Completion
Feb 29
Last Update
May 10

Drug Atorvastatin


Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must have a documented history of at least one of the following:

Hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure 140 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure 90 mmHg (defined as the disapperance of all sound [Korotkoff Phase V] or receiving anti-hypertensive treatment. Blood pressure should be measured after sitting the patient quietly for 3 minutes).
Retinopathy (defined as any of the following; non-proliferative retinopathy, pre-pre-proliferative retinopathy, proliferative retinopathy, maculopathy, advanced diabetic eye disease or history of photocoagulation).
Microalbuminuria (defined as either, Albumin creatinine ratio > than = to 2.5 mg/mmol, or Albumin excretion rate on a timed collection > than = to 20 mcg/min (> than = to 30 mg/24hrs) on two successive occasions, or a positive micral or other strip test).
Macroalbuminuria (defined as either; Albustix or other dipstick evidence of gross proteinuria, Albumin creatinine ratio > than = to 25 mg/mmol; or Albumin excretion rate on a timed collection > than = 200 mcg/min (> than = 300 mg/24hrs) on two sucessive occasions).
Current smoker

Exclusion Criteria:

Type I Diabetes Mellitus
Any major Coronary event prior to entry into the study
No Results Posted