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Evaluation and Comparison of Several Point-of-care Platelet Function Tests in Predicting Clinical Outcomes in Clopidogrel Pre-treated Patients Undergoing Elective PCI.

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00352014
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 14, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2018
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R&D Cardiologie

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the level of Platelet Inhibition as assessed with five point-of-care platelet function assays correlates with clinical (periprocedural) outcomes such as Acute Myocardial Infarction, death, Target Vessel revascularization and/or stroke in patients undergoing elective PCI.

Condition or disease
Stable Angina Pectoris

Detailed Description:

Antiplatelet agents-aspirin, thienopyridines, and platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GpIIb/IIIa) inhibitors-have become cornerstones in the treatment of ischemic heart disease for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)1,2. However, several studies have demonstrated with the use of platelet function assays that subgroups of patients receiving either aspirin, clopidogrel, or both fail to produce the anticipated antiplatelet effect3-5. Consequently, terms like "aspirin-resistance" and "clopidogrel resistance" have been introduced in literature.

Light transmittance platelet aggregometry is generally considered to be the gold standard for determining platelet function, but its relevance to in vivo platelet function is questionable and the logistically demands of the method make it impossible to use in daily practice. In addition, aggregation is just one of several important platelet functions. The introduction of several point-of-care assays may be the key to the widespread clinical use of platelet function testing to identify so called anti-platelet therapy low-responders. However, whether these point-of-care platelet function tests provide predictive value (i.e. correlate with clinical outcomes) and the allocation of the "best" or most suitable point-of-care Platelet function assay to determine the level of inhibition of platelet function remains to be established.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Do Point-of-care Platelet Function Assays Predict Clinical Outcomes in Clopidogrel Pre-treated Patients Undergoing Elective PCI. (The POPular Study)
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Coronary artery disease with objective evidence of ischemia (e.g., symptoms of angina pectoris, positive results of a stress test or dynamic electrocardiographic [ECG] changes)
  • Adequate Aspirin and Clopidogrel pre-treatment.( Adequate clopidogrel pre-treatment is defined as a 600 mg loading dose of clopidogrel at least 6 hours prior to the PCI-procedure or a 300 mg loading dose of clopidogrel >24 hours prior to the PCI-procedure or a 75 mg dose of clopidogrel for at least >5 days prior to the PCI procedure
  • Patient is thought to be at a high likelihood for requiring PCI (significant angiographic lesions in native coronary arteries amenable to and requiring a percutaneous coronary intervention)
  • A stent (either drug-eluting or bare metal) is planned to be placed in at least one lesion.
  • Written Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ST-segment elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction (ST-segment ≥0.1mV in ≥2 contiguous ECG leads persisting for at least 20 minutes) within 48 hours from symptom onset.
  • Contraindications to antithrombotic/antiplatelet therapy
  • Failed coronary intervention in the previous 2 weeks
  • Malignancies
  • Increased risk of bleeding (previous stroke in the past months, active bleeding or bleeding diathesis, recent trauma or major surgery in the last month, suspected aortic dissection, oral anticoagulation therapy with coumarin derivate within 7 days, recent use of GPIIb/IIIa inhibitors within 14 days, severe uncontrolled hypertension >180 mmHg unresponsive to therapy)
  • Relevant hematologic deviations (hemoglobin <100g/L (6,2 mmol/L) or hematocrit <34%, platelet count <100 x 109 /L or platelet count > 600 x 109/L)
  • Known allergy to clopidogrel
  • Pregnancy (present or suspected)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00352014

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Department of Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital, The Netherlands
Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands, 3435 CM
Sponsors and Collaborators
R&D Cardiologie
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Principal Investigator: Jurrien M ten Berg, MD, PhD Department of Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Study Chair: Jochem W van Werkum, MD Department of Research and Development in Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Study Chair: Christian M Hackeng, PhD Department of Clinical Chemistry, Nieuwegein, St. Antonius Hospital The Netherlands
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00352014    
Other Study ID Numbers: Z-05.13
First Posted: July 14, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018
Keywords provided by R&D Cardiologie:
Monitoring of antiplatelet therapy
antiplatelet therapy
platelet function assays
elective PCI
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Angina Pectoris
Angina, Stable
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Chest Pain
Neurologic Manifestations