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NHLBI Family Heart Study

NHLBI Family Heart Study

Initiatives -
To identify and evaluate genetic and non-genetic determinants of coronary heart disease (CHD), atherosclerosis, and their risk factors in ongoing population-based epidemiology studies. The multicenter study was conducted in three phases which were: Phase I, the family history component: Phase II, the clinical examination and follow-up component; and Phase III, the molecular genetic and genetic epidemiology studies component. **nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov**
Start Year
1992
End Year
2005
Funding
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Millicent Higgins
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The multicenter study was conducted in three phases which were: Phase I, the family history component: Phase II, the clinical examination and follow-up component; and Phase III, the molecular genetic and genetic epidemiology studies component.

Marker Paper

Higgins M, Province M, Heiss G, et al. NHLBI Family Heart Study: objectives and design. Am J Epidemiol. 1996;143(12):1219-1228. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a008709

PUBMED 8651220

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
14,592
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Aged 45-69

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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