Last updated on September 2018

Management of High Bleeding Risk Patients Post Bioresorbable Polymer Coated Stent Implantation With an Abbreviated Versus Prolonged DAPT Regimen


Brief description of study

The study compares two lengths of medication therapy (a shortened versus a prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy) in order to prevent thrombus (blood cloth) formation after the successfully treatment for coronary heart disease with a drug covered stent (metallic tube).

This comparison will be done in patients who, compared to the average patient, are more likely to suffer from complications on antiplatelet therapy (bleeding). Both durations are within the current medical recommendations. The aim of this study is to help improve further standard antiplatelet duration guidelines.

Detailed Study Description

The study objective is to determine in a high bleeding risk patient population undergoing PCI under standardized treatment (within current guidelines and instructions for use and including the bioresorbable polymer coated Ultimaster sirolimus-eluting stent), whether abbreviated DAPT is non-inferior to prolonged DAPT regimen in terms of NACE within 12 months, whether abbreviated DAPT is non-inferior to prolonged DAPT regimen in terms of MACCE within 12 months and whether abbreviated DAPT is superior to prolonged DAPT regimen in terms of MCB within 12 months.

There are two treatment strategies:

  • abbreviated dual anti-platelet therapy: dual antiplatelet therapy is discontinued and a single antiplatelet agent is continued until at least 11 months post randomization (i.e. 12 months post stent implantation). In patients on oral anticoagulants, dual antiplatelet therapy is discontinued and either Aspirin or Clopidogrel is continued until 5 months post randomization (i.e. 6 months post stent implantation). Oral anticoagulation is continued until at least 11 months post randomization (i.e. 12 months post stent implantation) OR
  • prolonged dual anti-platelet therapy: aspirin is continued for at least 11 months post randomization (i.e. 12 months post stent implantation), the P2Y12 inhibitor being taken at the time of randomization is continued for at least 5 months and up to 11 months post randomization (i.e. 12 months post stent implantation). In patients on oral anticoagulants, aspirin and Clopidogrel are continued for at least 2 months post randomization (i.e. 3 months post stent implantation) and up to 11 months post randomization (i.e. 12 months after stent implantation). Therefore either aspirin or Clopidogrel is continued up to 11 months post randomization (i.e. 12 months post stent implantation)

The study design is an investigator-initiated, randomized, multi-center, clinical trial to be conducted in approximately 100 interventional cardiology centers in across the globe excluding USA. The study includes 2 x 2150 patients (i.e. 4300 patients) Randomization will occur at one month after the PCI procedure. The expected duration of participation for each patient is 14 months.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03023020

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GA Van Es

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