CASPAR : Clopidogrel and Acetyl Salicylic Acid in Bypass Surgery for Peripheral ARterial Disease

This study has been completed.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: January 10, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

Primary objective:

To evaluate whether clopidogrel 75 mg o.d. versus placebo (on a background of ASA 75-100 mg/d) will lead to an increased rate of primary patency, limb salvage and survival, in patients receiving a below knee bypass graft for the treatment of PAD.

Secondary objectives:

Comparison, between the two treatment groups, of :

  • Primary patency,
  • Assisted primary patency,
  • Cardiovascular death / myocardial infarction / stroke / any amputation above the ankle.
  • Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) changes from baseline

Condition Intervention Phase
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Drug: Clopidogrel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomized Study of Clopidogrel 75 mg/d vs Placebo, on a Background of ASA 75-100 mg/d,in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Patients Receiving a Unilateral Below Knee Bypass Graft.

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 1st occurrence over the duration of follow-up of : index bypass graft occlusion based on imaging procedure, or graft replacement or endovascular intervention, or amputation above the ankle of the affected limb or death

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1st occurrence of any component of following cluster of events : index bypass graft occlusion,any revascularization procedure or amputation. Change in ABPI.

Estimated Enrollment: 1460
Study Start Date: September 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: A patient is eligible for inclusion in the study 2-4 days after surgery if all the following criteria are fulfilled:

  • Informed consent obtained;
  • Chronic background treatment with daily ASA, whatever the dose, started at least 4 weeks before surgery. A window of a few days without ASA before surgery is acceptable, according to local practice. Post-randomization use of ASA must be between 75 and 100 mg/day.
  • Unilateral below knee bypass graft (i.e. the distal anastomosis is below the level of the knee joint) for atherosclerotic PAD within the previous 4 days;
  • Demonstration of initial patency of the index graft by an objective measurement (e.g. intra-operative Doppler scanning, flow measurement, angiography, Duplex scanning) during bypass surgery, or between surgery and the time of randomization;
  • No clinical evidence of graft occlusion at time of randomization.

Exclusion criteria :

PAD medical/surgical history

  • Onset of PAD symptoms before the age of 40 years
  • Non-atherosclerotic vascular disease (e.g. Buerger's disease, popliteal entrapment syndrome)
  • Patient receiving aorto-bifemoral, iliac-femoral or crossover (femoral-femoral) grafts, or undergoing peripheral transcutaneous angioplasty (PTA), with or without stenting, during the same surgery.

Medical history related to bleeding risk

  • Current active bleeding at surgical site
  • Withdrawal of an epidural catheter less than 12 hours before randomization
  • Current active bleeding or increased risk of bleeding, such as severe hepatic insufficiency, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, peptic ulceration, bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy
  • Peptic ulceration within 12 months of randomization
  • Previous or current intracranial hemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke, or any previous stroke for which the diagnosis of hemorrhagic stroke cannot be excluded
  • Any history of severe spontaneous bleeding such as gastrointestinal bleeding, gross hematuria, intraocular bleeding

Other medical conditions

  • Previous disabling stroke (severe cerebral deficit such that the patient is bedridden or demented)
  • NYHA Class IV heart failure
  • Uncontrolled hypertension: Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) > 180 mm Hg, or Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) > 100 mm Hg
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00174759

North Ryde, Australia
Vienna, Austria
Brussels, Belgium
Helsinki, Finland
Paris, France
Berlin, Germany
Budapest, Hungary
Milan, Italy
Gouda, Netherlands
Warsaw, Poland
Barcelona, Spain
Stockholm, Sweden
Meyrin, Switzerland
United Kingdom
Guildford, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Study Director: Luc Sagnard Sanofi
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00174759     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C_9253, EudraCT #: 2004-000822-58
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: January 10, 2011
Health Authority: Scotland: Scottish Executive Health Department

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Hematologic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Purinergic Agents
Purinergic Antagonists
Purinergic P2 Receptor Antagonists
Purinergic P2Y Receptor Antagonists
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