Last updated on May 2020

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy For Shock Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction


Brief description of study

Multicenter randomized double blind trial comparing intravenous cangrelor and oral ticagrelor in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by initial cardiogenic shock and treated with primary angioplasty.

Detailed Study Description

Randomization to study drugs shall be performed using an online database system for data collection; the assigned arm and the randomisation code will be generated after entering basic patient data based on a predefined randomization scheme.

Concomitant therapy. Acetylsalicylic acid - 500 mg i.v. initial dose, and then 100 mg oral daily dose. Proton pump inhibitor. Additional therapies including further antithrombotic treatment (GP IIb/IIIa inhibitor, heparin) and mechanical support (IABP, ECMO) shall be fully in the competence of the treating doctor.

Electronic database - eCRF. The data from individual follow-up assessments will be entered into an electronic database. The online instrument CLADE-IS will be used for data collection; this instrument provides robust options for electronic case report form (eCRF) design, hierarchical administration of user rights and a user-friendly web interface. The system provides predefined validation rules, conversions of variables, and it takes into account the relationships between variables; user access is controlled by the hierarchical system of user rights and user roles, and database operations are stored for the purpose of audits and tracking of changes. Data safety is ensured through physical security of the servers, authorised access and backup procedures.

Laboratory collections. The efficacy of the antiaggregation drugs cangrelor and ticagrelor will be determined using the flow cytometry analysis of intracellular VASP (vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein) phosphorylation.

Study Committees: Executive c., Steering c., Endpoint adjudication c., Data safety monitoring board.

Monitoring. External monitor Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Definitions. Death is defined as death from all causes. Death from cardiovascular causes is defined as death with evidence of a cardiovascular cause or any death without clear evidence of a non-cardiovascular cause. All deaths are considered as cardiac unless a clear non-cardiac cause can be determined. Any unexpected death (for example, even in patients with a co-existing, potentially fatal non-cardiac disease - cancer, infection) is classified as a death from cardiovascular causes.

Myocardial reinfarction is defined as a new (additional) MI that must differ from the MI based on which the patient was enrolled into the study, satisfying the Third Universal Definition of MI criteria.

Urgent revascularisation of the infarct related artery is defined as a new emergent/urgent revascularisation of the artery intervened upon in the initial procedure, due to repeated manifestations of ischemia occurring after completion of the initial PCI.

Stroke is defined as rapid onset of a new neurological deficit due to an ischemic or haemorrhagic lesion in the central nervous system with the symptoms lasting for at least 24 hours from their onset or resulting in death.

Definitive stent thrombosis is defined according to the Academic Research Consortium criteria.

Bleeding is defined according to the Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) criteria.

External collaborating centre for statistical analyses. Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03551964

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