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)
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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.
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