Welcome to the SEARCH study homepage!
SEARCH is a large, randomised, clinical trial investigating the effects of more intensive versus standard cholesterol-lowering, and of homocysteine-lowering using B vitamins in people who have had a heart attack. It is being run by CTSU which is a department within Oxford University.
This website is primarily for dissemination of the results. However, here is a brief non-technical summary of the study.
The study was started in 1998 and final follow-up assessments were completed between October 2007 and June 2008. Results are to be announced publicly at the American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans, USA on 9 November 2008. When they are available there will be a link here to our results page that will take you to them.
We also provide here some more trial-related documents which may be of special interest to those professionally involved with studies such as SEARCH.
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Staff at work in our laboratories