Last updated on August 2016

Dose-dependent Effect of Rosuvastatin on Long-term Clinical Outcomes After PCI


Brief description of study

This study is a prospective, randomized, open-label, single-center trial designed to compare the 30 month-safety and efficacy between low-dose (5mg/dL) and high-dose (20mg/dL) rosuvastatin treatment for patients with coronary artery disease after percutaneous coronary intervention with the newer drug-eluting stent.

Detailed Study Description

With the development of the newer generation drug-eluting stents, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been a feasible treatment for patient with coronary artery disease. However, stent failures including in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis have been still problematic. Moreover, neoatherosclerosis, which is the atherosclerotic process developed in the neointima within the implanted stent, has been reported to be associated with neoatherosclerotic plaque rupture and contribute to the development of acute coronary syndrome in patients after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. In this perspective, recent AHA/ACC and ESC guidelines recommend the high-dose(intensity) statin therapy for patients performed PCI. However, the efficacy of the high-dose(intensity) statin therapy on cardiovascular outcomes is still controversial. Several meta-analysis failed to show the benefit of the high-dose(intensity) statin therapy to reduce the mortality. Moreover, clear evidence for the benefits of such high-dose(intensity) statin therapy has no yet been demonstrated in East Asian patients. This trial was designed to compare the 30 month-safety and efficacy between low-dose (5mg/dL) and high-dose (20mg/dL) rosuvastatin treatment for patients with coronary artery disease after PCI in the era of the newer generation DES era.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02859480

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Hyung Joon Joo, MD, PhD

Korea University Anam Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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