Last updated on February 2019

Tailored Antiplatelet Therapy Following PCI


Brief description of study

Clopidogrel is an anti-platelet medication approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients who undergo Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) with coronary stent implantation. Anti-platelet medications work to prevent blood clots from forming. Some studies have suggested that patients who have a certain genetic liver enzyme abnormality (known as cytochrome P450 2C19 [CYP2C19] *2 or *3 allele) may have a reduced ability to activate clopidogrel, and therefore may have a lowered response to clopidogrel. It is thought that perhaps people who have a coronary stent procedure may have this genetic liver enzyme abnormality. There is a research genetic test available to determine whether or not someone has this genetic liver enzyme abnormality. Ticagrelor, is a newer anti-platelet drug that is not dependent on the CYP2C19 liver enzyme for its activation and hence in poor clopidogrel metabolizers, alternative drugs like Ticagrelor have been recommended for use as an anti-platelet agent after PCI. The purpose of this study is to determine if genetic testing can identify the best anti-platelet therapy, for patients who undergo a coronary stent placement and do not activate clopidogrel very well.

Detailed Study Description

TAILOR-PCI is a multi-site, open label, prospective, randomized trial testing the hypothesis that after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), using a genotyping strategy ticagrelor 90 mg twice per day is superior to clopidogrel 75 mg per day in reducing a composite endpoint of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), i.e., non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, severe recurrent ischemia, cardiovascular (CV) death, and stent thrombosis (primary endpoints) in CYP2C19 reduced function allele patients. Patients who undergo PCI will be randomized to a conventional therapy arm (i.e., to receive clopidogrel 75 mg once daily without prospective genotyping guidance) versus a prospective CYP2C19 genotype-based anti-platelet therapy approach (ticagrelor 90 mg bid in CYP2C19 *2 or 3 reduced function allele patients, clopidogrel 75 mg once daily in non-2 or -*3 CYP2C19 patients). Buccal swabs will be obtained for those subjects randomized to the prospective genotyping arm. All subjects will have a blood sample drawn for DNA analysis but genotyping using these DNA samples will be performed only after completion of the duration of anti-platelet therapy (i.e., after one year). The primary endpoints will be assessed prospectively and will be compared between the conventional arm and the prospective genotyping arm among those identified as reduced function CYP2C19 allele carriers according to the 1-year genotype results.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01742117

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Ivan J Chavez, MD

Minneapolis Heart Institute
Minneapolis, MN United States
1.73miles

Monica Olson

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN United States
2.98miles

Recruitment Status: Closed


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