Victor T. Miller

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OBJECTIVE To assess the lipid-lowering effect of atorvastatin (a new 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A [HMG-CoA] reductase inhibitor) on levels of serum triglycerides and other lipoprotein fractions in patients with primary hypertriglyceridemia, determine if atorvastatin causes a redistribution of triglycerides in various lipoprotein fractions, and(More)
BACKGROUND While atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of cardioembolic stroke, some ischemic strokes in AF patients are noncardioembolic. OBJECTIVES To assess ischemic stroke mechanisms in AF and to compare their responses to antithrombotic therapies. METHODS On-therapy analyses of ischemic strokes occurring in 3,950 participants in the Stroke(More)
BACKGROUND Postmenopausal hormone therapy has been reported to decrease levels of lipoprotein (Lp)(a) in cross-sectional studies and small or short-term longitudinal studies. We report findings from a large, prospective, placebo-controlled clinical trial that allows a broad characterization of these effects for four regimens of hormone therapy. METHODS(More)
The effects of conjugated equine estrogen and subsequent cyclical progestogen supplementation on lipoprotein and apolipoprotein A-I levels were investigated in three groups of postmenopausal women. Unopposed conjugated equine estrogen (0.625 mg) lowered total cholesterol 4-8% and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol 12-19% below pre-treatment levels in(More)
Administration of conjugated equine estrogen to 31 postmenopausal women for 3 months produced 14.6% and 9.4% decreases in low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and apolipoprotein-B (apoB), and 11.5%, 12.7%, and 9.6% increases in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), apoA-I and apoA-II, respectively. Phospholipids of HDL2 and HDL3 were(More)
The cholesterol-lowering effects of a fiber supplement were evaluated in patients with mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia. After a 9-wk diet stabilization period, patients were randomly assigned to treatment with 10 or 20 g/d of the fiber supplement or with a matching placebo. Among patients who completed the 15-wk treatment period, total cholesterol,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of estrogen-induced changes in lipids and lipoproteins with alterations in the coagulation system. METHODS Coagulation and lipid indices were measured in 31 postmenopausal women, ages 40-60 years, after a 3-month course of 0.625-mg conjugated equine estrogen. We analyzed changes in variables from baseline to 3 months(More)
The Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation II study compared the efficacy and safety of aspirin and warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. Three neurologists, blinded to patient therapy, categorized the pathophysiology of ischemic strokes that occurred in the trial based on predetermined clinical criteria. Upon analyzing the patients being treated(More)