Recently Completed Trials

Primary Clinical Trial Publications PRECISION
Nissen, S.E., Yeomans, N.D., Solomon, D.H., Lüscher, T.F., Libby, P., Husni, M.E., Graham, D.Y., Borer, J.S., Wisniewski, L.M., Wolski, K.E. and Wang, Q. Cardiovascular safety of celecoxib, naproxen, or ibuprofen for arthritis. New England Journal of Medicine, 375 (2016), pp.2519-2529.

Nicholls SJ, Puri R, Anderson T, Ballantyne CM, Cho L, Kastelein JP, Koenig W, Somaratne R, Kassahun H, Yang J, Wasserman SM, Scott R, Ungi I, Podolec J, Ophuis AO, Cornel JH, Borgman M, Brennan DM, Nissen SE.  Effect of Evolocumab on Progression of Coronary Disease in Statin-Treated Patients.  The GLAGOV Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA. Published online November 15, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16951

Nissen SE, Stroes E, Dent-Acosta RE, Rosenson RS, Lehman SJ, Sattar N, Preiss D, Bruckert E, Ceska R, Lepor N, Ballantyne CM, Gouni-Berthold I, Elliot M, Brennan DM, Wasserman SM, Somaratne R, Scott R, Stein EA, for the GAUSS-3 Investigators.  Efficacy and Tolerability of Evolocumab vs Ezetimibe in Patients With Muscle-Related Statin Intolerance.  The GAUSS-3 Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA. 2016; 315(15):1580-1590.  doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3608. Published online April 3, 2016

Nissen, Steven E., Kathy E. Wolski, Lisa Prcela, Thomas Wadden, John B. Buse, George Bakris, Alfonso Perez, and Steven R. Smith. Effect of naltrexone-bupropion on major adverse cardiovascular events in overweight and obese patients with cardiovascular risk factors: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 315, no. 10 (2016): 990-1004.

Nicholls, Stephen J., Rishi Puri, Kathy Wolski, Christie M. Ballantyne, Philip J. Barter, H. Bryan Brewer, John JP Kastelein et al. Effect of the BET protein inhibitor, RVX-208, on progression of coronary atherosclerosis: results of the phase 2b, randomized, double-blind, multicenter, ASSURE trial. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs 16, no. 1 (2016): 55-65.


Cremer PC, Wu Y, Ahmed HM, Pierson LM, Brennan DM, Al-Mallah MH, Brawner CA, Keteyian SJ, Blumenthal RS, Blaha MJ, Cho L.  Sex-Specific Clinical and Exercise Risk Scores Better Identify Patients at Increased Risk for All-Cause Mortality: A Retrospective Cohort Study with External Validation.  JAMA Cardiol.  doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.3720.

Puri R, Nicholls SJ, John JS, Tuzcu EM, Kapadia SR, Uno K, Kataoka Y, Wolski K, Nissen SE. Comparing Coronary Atheroma Progression Rates and Coronary Events in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2016 Dec 1;118(11):1616-23.

Elshazly MB, Nicholls SJ, Nissen SE, St John J, Martin SS, Jones SR, Quispe R, Stegman B, Kapadia SR, Tuzcu EM, Puri R.  Implications of Total to High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Ratio Discordance With Alternative Lipid Parameters for Coronary Atheroma Progression and Cardiovascular Events.  American Journal of Cardiology. 2016 Sep 1; 118(5): 647-55.

Sylvan J, Brier C, Wolski K, Yanof J, Goel V, Kuramochi Y, Eagleton MJ. Impact of alterations in target vessel curvature on branch durability after endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Journal of vascular surgery. 2016 Mar 31;63(3):634-41.

Madder RD, Puri R, Muller JE, Harnek J, Götberg M, VanOosterhout S, Chi M, Wohns D, McNamara R, Wolski K, Madden S. Confirmation of the Intracoronary Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Threshold of Lipid-Rich Plaques That Underlie ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 2016 May 1;36(5):1010-5.

Mani P, Uno K, Duong M, Wolski K, Spalding S, Husni E, Nicholls SJ. HDL function and subclinical atherosclerosis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy. 2016 Jan 26;6(1):34-43.

Eagleton MJ, Follansbee M, Wolski K, Mastracci T, Kuramochi Y. Fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair outcomes for type II and III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2016 Jan 11.
Puri R, Nissen SE, Shao M, Elshazly MB, Kataoka Y, Kapadia SR, Tuzcu EM, Nicholls SJ. Non-HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and remnant cholesterol: implications for coronary atheroma progression and clinical events. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. Accepted

Hussein AA, Baghdy Y, Wazni OM, Brunner MP, Kabbach G, Shao M, Gordon S, Saliba WI, Wilkoff BL, Tarakji KG. Microbiology of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology. In Press.
Bassiouny M, Saliba W, Hussein A, Rickard J, Diab M, Aman W, Dresing T, Callahan T, Bhargava M, Martin D, Shao M, Baranowski B, Tarakji K, Tchou P, Hakim A, Kanj M,  Lindsay BD, Wazni O. Randomized study of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Ablate in Sinus Rhythm versus Ablate Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms in Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 9(2):e003596, 2016 Feb 9.
Hammadah M, Qintar M, Nissen SE, St John J, Alkharabsheh S, Mobolaji-Lawal M, Philip F, Uno K, Kataoka Y, Babb B, Poliszczuk R, Kapadia SR, Tuzcu EM, Schoenhagen P, Nicholls SJ, Puri R.  Non-invasive Volumetric Assessment of Aortic Atheroma: A Core Laboratory Validation Using Computed Tomography Angiography.  International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.  2016 Jan;32(1):121-9.