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Apixaban for the Prevention of Stroke in Subjects With Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bristol-Myers Squibb
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00412984
First received: December 18, 2006
Last updated: September 27, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
Results First Received: January 25, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Interventions: Drug: warfarin
Drug: apixaban

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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20998 participants were enrolled, and 18201 were randomized.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Apixaban Participants received apixaban and warfarin-placebo following randomization during a titration phase using a dosing algorithm for warfarin- placebo; apixaban was dosed at 5 mg twice daily (BID) [or 2.5 mg BID in select subjects]. Subsequent warfarin placebo doses were recommended based upon an algorithm using an encrypted, shammed International Normalized Ratio (INR) procedure to preserve the double blind; however, the final dosing decision rested with the investigator.
Warfarin Participants received apixaban-placebo and warfarin following randomization during a titration phase using a dosing algorithm for warfarin; apixaban-placebo was dosed at 5 mg twice daily (BID) [or 2.5 mg BID in select subjects]. Subsequent warfarin doses were recommended based upon an algorithm and encrypted INR testing to preserve the double blind; however, the final dosing decision rested with the investigator.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Apixaban     Warfarin  
STARTED     9120 [1]   9081 [1]
COMPLETED     6810     6588  
NOT COMPLETED     2310     2493  
Death                 331                 349  
Adverse Event                 679                 738  
Withdrawal by Subject                 921                 989  
Lost to Follow-up                 51                 39  
Poor/Noncompliance                 57                 77  
Pregnancy                 1                 0  
Subject No Longer Meets Study Criteria                 87                 100  
Administrative Reason by Sponsor                 11                 8  
Physician Refused to Continue Treatment                 81                 89  
Other Reason                 80                 92  
Not Reported                 11                 12  
[1] Randomized participants



  Baseline Characteristics


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Number of Participants With First Event of Ischemic/Unspecified Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, or Systemic Embolism (SE) During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: Time to first event in "Intended Treatment Period": started on day of randomization, ended at efficacy cut-off date (date target number of primary efficacy events [448] was expected to have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]

2.  Primary:   Rate of Adjudicated Stroke or Systemic Embolism (SE) During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]

3.  Primary:   Number of Participants With Event of Major (International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis [ISTH]) Bleeding During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

4.  Primary:   Rate of Adjudicated Major (ISTH) Bleed Events During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

5.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With Events of All-Cause Death During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]

6.  Secondary:   Rate of Adjudicated All-Cause Death During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]

7.  Secondary:   Rate of Ischemic or Unspecified Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Systemic Embolism (SE), and Myocardial Infarction (MI) (as Individual Endpoints) During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]

8.  Secondary:   Rate of Ischemic or Unspecified Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Systemic Embolism (SE), Myocardial Infarction (MI) and All-Cause Death (ACD) (as Composite Endpoints) During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]

9.  Secondary:   Number of Warfarin/Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) Naive Participants With Composite Stroke / Systemic Embolism (SE) / Major Bleeding During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]
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Measure Type Secondary
Measure Title Number of Warfarin/Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) Naive Participants With Composite Stroke / Systemic Embolism (SE) / Major Bleeding During the Intended Treatment Period
Measure Description For descriptions of Stroke and SE, see Outcome Measure 1. For description of Major bleeding, see Outcome Measure 3.
Time Frame "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding).  
Safety Issue No  

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
Intention to treat analysis, randomized participants who were Warfarin/Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) naïve (a stratification variable, defined as receiving ≤30 consecutive days of prior warfarin/VKA treatment). Participants not experiencing efficacy endpoint event were censored at earlier of death, last contact, or efficacy cut-off date (30-Jan-2011).

Reporting Groups
  Description
Apixaban Participants received apixaban and warfarin-placebo following randomization during a titration phase using a dosing algorithm for warfarin- placebo; apixaban was dosed at 5 mg twice daily (BID) [or 2.5 mg BID in select subjects]. Subsequent warfarin placebo doses were recommended based upon an algorithm using an encrypted, shammed International Normalized Ratio (INR) procedure to preserve the double blind; however, the final dosing decision rested with the investigator.
Warfarin Participants received apixaban-placebo and warfarin following randomization during a titration phase using a dosing algorithm for warfarin; apixaban-placebo was dosed at 5 mg twice daily (BID) [or 2.5 mg BID in select subjects]. Subsequent warfarin doses were recommended based upon an algorithm and encrypted INR testing to preserve the double blind; however, the final dosing decision rested with the investigator.

Measured Values
    Apixaban     Warfarin  
Number of Participants Analyzed  
[units: participants]
  3912     3888  
Number of Warfarin/Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) Naive Participants With Composite Stroke / Systemic Embolism (SE) / Major Bleeding During the Intended Treatment Period  
[units: participants]
  229     285  

No statistical analysis provided for Number of Warfarin/Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) Naive Participants With Composite Stroke / Systemic Embolism (SE) / Major Bleeding During the Intended Treatment Period



10.  Secondary:   Rate of Composite Stroke / Systemic Embolism / Major Bleeding in Warfarin/Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) Naive Participants During the Intended Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Intended Treatment Period" started on the day of randomization and ended at the efficacy cut-off date (date on which it was expected that the target number of primary efficacy events [448] would have occurred; set to 30-Jan-2011, prior to unblinding). ]

11.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With Events of Major or Clinically Relevant Nonmajor (CRNM) Bleed During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

12.  Secondary:   Rate of Events of Major or Clinically Relevant Non-Major (CRNM) Bleed During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

13.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With All Bleeding Events During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

14.  Secondary:   Rate of All Bleeding Events During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

15.  Other Pre-specified:   Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs), Bleeding AEs, Serious Adverse Events (SAEs), Discontinuations Due to AEs, or Deaths During the Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

16.  Other Pre-specified:   Rate of Adjudicated Bleeding Endpoints Per Global Use of Strategies to Open Occluded Coronary Arteries (GUSTO) During the Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

17.  Other Pre-specified:   Rate of Adjudicated Bleeding Endpoints Per Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) During the Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

18.  Other Pre-specified:   Number of Participants With Net-Clinical Benefit During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]

19.  Other Pre-specified:   Rate of Net-Clinical Benefit During Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: "Treatment Period" started with first dose of blinded study drug and ended 2 days after the last dose of blinded study drug. Mean duration of exposure to double-blind study drug was 1.7 years in each treatment group. ]


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