The Prospective Studies of Atherosclerosis consortium

General population studies

20 prospective cohorts involving >66,000 participants

AIR - Atherosclerosis and Insulin Resistance Study

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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ARIC - Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

UNC Chapel Hill, USA and other locations

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CAPS - Carotid Atherosclerosis Progression Study

Goethe University, Germany

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CCCC - Chin-Shan Community CVD Cohort

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

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CHS - Cardiovascular Health Study

Tufts Medical Center, USA and other locations

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CMCS-BEIJING - Chinese Multi-Provincial Cohort Study (Beijing)

Capital Medical University, China

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DIWA - Diabetes and Insulin Resistance in Women Study

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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EAS - Edinburgh Artery Study

University of Edinburgh, UK

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EPICARDIAN - The EPICARDIAN Study

Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain

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EVA - Étude sur la Vieillissement Artérial Study

Université Paris Descartes, France

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HOORN - Hoorn Study

VU University Medical Center, the Netherlands

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INVADE - Interventionsprojekt im Landkreis Ebersberg

Universität München, Germany

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JHS - Jackson Heart Study

Jackson State University, USA

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KIHD - Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Study

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, Finland

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MESA - Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Columbia University, USA and other locations

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NOMAS-INVEST - Northern Manhattan Study-Oral Infections and CVD Study

Columbia University, USA

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PIVUS - Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors

Uppsala University, Sweden

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PLIC - Presence and Progression of Lesions in Carotid Arteries Study

University of Milan, Italy

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ROTTERDAM - Rotterdam Study

Erasmus University Medical Center, the Netherlands

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SAPHIR - Salzburg Atherosclerosis Prevention Program

Paracelsus University, Austria

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High-risk population studies

15 prospective cohorts involving >22,000 participants

BK REGISTRY - BK Registry Study

Konyang University, Korea

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CSN - Campania Salute Network

Federico II University, Italy

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Ekart - Study Ekart et al.

University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia

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HD-IMT - HD-IMT Study

University of Kragujevac, Serbia

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Honda - Study Honda et al.

Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Japan

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IMPROVE - CIMT and IMT-Progression and Vascular Events Population Study

Università di Milano, Italy

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Kato - Study Kato et al.

Hamamatsu University Hospital, Japan

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Landecho - Study Landecho et al.

University Clinic of Navarra, Spain

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NIGUARDA-MONZINO - Niguarda-Monzino Study

Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

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OSACA2 - Osaka Follow-up Study for Carotid Atherosclerosis

Osaka University, Japan

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Papagianni - Study Papagianni et al.

Hippokration General Hospital, Greece

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POPROSTU - Poznań Prospective Study of Type-1 Diabetic Patients

Poznan University, Poland

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RIAS - Resistive Index in Atherosclerosis Study

University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

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SPARC - SPARC Study

Western University, Canada

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3SCO - Hiroshima-Shobara-Soryo Cohort

Hiroshima City Asa Hospital, Japan

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Clinical trials

36 clinical trials involving >15,000 participants

ACAPS - Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Progression Study

Wake Forest University, USA

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ALLO-IMT - ALLO-IMT Study

University of Glasgow, UK

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ASAP-NL - Atorva- vs Simvastatin Study

Imagelabonline&Cardiovascular, the Netherlands

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ATIC - Anti-Oxidant Therapy in Chronic Renal Insufficiency Study

VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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AUDITOR - Atherosclerosis in Patients on Rimonabant

Imagelabonline&Cardiovascular, the Netherlands

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BAS - Beijing Atherosclerosis Study

Peking University, China

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BK REGISTRY II - BK Registry II Study

Konyang University Hospital, Korea

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CAMERA - Carotid Atherosclerosis - Metformin for Insulin Resistance Study

University of Glasgow, UK

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CAPTIVATE - Atherosclerosis & ACAT Inhibition Trial

Imagelabonline&Cardiovascular, the Netherlands

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CERDIA - Cerivastatin in Diabetes Trial

Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

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CONTRAST - Convective Transport Study

UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

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ENHANCE - Ezetimibe & Simvastatin Trial

Imagelabonline&Cardiovascular, the Netherlands

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FACIT - Folic Acid and Carotid Intima-media Thickness Study

UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

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GRACE - Glucose Reduction and Atherosclerosis Continuing Evaluation Study

McMaster University, Canada

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Gresele - Study Gresele at al.

University of Perugia, Italy

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HART - Homocysteine and Atherosclerosis Reduction Trial

McMaster University, Canada

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KIMVASC - KIMVASC Study

Newcastle University and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals Trust, UK

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LIFE-ICARUS - Insulin Carotids US Scandinavia Study

SDU, Denmark

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Masia - Study Masiá et al.

Reina Sofia Hospital, Spain

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MAVET - Melbourne Vitamin E Trial

Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Australia

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MEDICLAS - Metabolic Effects of Antiretrovirals

VUMC Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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MG600 - Magnesium in Hypertensive Patients Study

State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nakamura II - Study Nakamura et al. II

Shinmatsudo Central General Hospital, Japan

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OPAL - Osteoporosis Prevention and Arterial Effects of Tibolone Study

UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

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PerioCardio - PerioCardio Study

University of Adelaide, Australia

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PREVEND IT - Prevention of Renal and Vascular Disease Intervention Trial

UMCG, the Netherlands

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RADIANCE I - Rating Atherosclerosis Disease Change by Imaging 1 Trial

UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

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RADIANCE II - Rating Atherosclerosis Disease Change by Imaging 2 Trial

UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

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REGRESS - Regression Growth Evaluation Study

Imagelabonline&Cardiovascular, the Netherlands

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RIS - Risk Factor Intervention Study

University of Oslo, Norway

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Safarova - Study Safarova et al.

National Cardiology Research Center, Russia

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SECURE - Study to Evaluate Carotid Ultrasound Changes in Patients Treated

McMaster University, Canada

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STARR - Study of Atherosclerosis with Ramipril and Rosiglitazone

McMaster University, Canada

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STOP-NIDDM - Prevent Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Technical University Dresden, Germany

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VITAL -Vital Study

Amsterdam University Medical Centers/ Academic Medical Center, the Netherlands

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WELCOME - Wessex Evaluation in NAFLD with Omacor Therapy Trial

University of Southampton, UK

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