The Veterans Affairs High-Density Lipoprotein Intervention Trial: baseline characteristics of normocholesterolemic men with coronary artery disease and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program High-Density Lipoprotein Intervention Trial Study Group

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Sep 1;78(5):572-5. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00369-4.


This report describes the baseline characteristics of the 2,531 patients with coronary artery disease enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program High Density Lipoprotein Intervention Trial. The population is characterized by a large percentage of elderly patients, diabetic patients, and patients with the clinical characteristics of the insulin-resistance syndrome.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cholesterol, HDL / blood*
  • Cholesterol, LDL / blood*
  • Coronary Disease / blood*
  • Gemfibrozil / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Hypolipidemic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Insulin / blood
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Cholesterol, HDL
  • Cholesterol, LDL
  • Hypolipidemic Agents
  • Insulin
  • Gemfibrozil