Gothenburg Atheroma Study Group (GASG)

SND-ID: EXT 0141

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Bergström - University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine

Description

Study population and examinations

The study sample collected between 2003-2009 consist of symptomatic carotid atherosclerotic plaques obtained from carotid endarterectomies performed at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Göteborg, Sweden). Criteria qualifying for surgery were minor ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) or amaurosis fugax and a high-grade carotid stenosis (≧70% determined with the European Carotid Surgery Trial method).

In 2010 the Collection of data was restarted with emphasis on collecting complete time series of endareterctomies. A further expansion led to inclusion of serum and plasma samples taken from patients with newly diagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The latter Collection is also reffered to as the G3A study (Gothenburg Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm study) and led by Dr Marcus Langensköld.

Datasets from papers published in open access is made available on request.

Purpose:

A biobank of human atherosclerotic tissue harvested at carotid endarerectomy.
Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review
Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Patients undergoing endareterctomies at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

2003–ongoing

Biobank is connected to the study

Yes

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Region Västra Götaland

Publications

Bergström G, Fagerberg B, Sallsten G, Lundh T, Barregard L. Is cadmium exposure associated with the burden, vulnerability and rupture of human atherosclerotic plaques? PLOS ONE (in press).

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Dataset

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Bergström - University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine

Time period(s) investigated

2003–ongoing

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2003–2009
  • Source of the data: Biological samples

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2010–2010
  • Source of the data: Biological samples
Published: 2014-12-11
Last updated: 2020-01-17