We updated the design of this site on December 18, 2017. Learn more.
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu
IMPORTANT: Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at opm.gov.

Second Generation" Drug-Eluting Stents Implantation Followed by Six Versus Twelve-Month - Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

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.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00944333
Recruitment Status : Terminated (STOP due to recent data in literature questioning the need to continue DAP beyond six months in patients with stable coronary artery stenting with DES.)
First Posted : July 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:

Prospective, randomized, non-inferiority, multicenter, international study.In total 4000 patients (70 centers in Europe) with de novo lesions in native coronary arteries who meet the eligibility criteria randomized to 6 versus 12 month dual antiplatelet therapies following a second generation DES implantation.

Assuming that the true proportion of thrombotic events is equal to 2.3% for both regimens (6-month and 12-month clopidogrel) 2000 patients for each treatment group are necessary to demonstrate a non-inferiority of the 6-months regimen if the proportion of thrombotic events will be no more than 3.5% with a power of 0.80 and a significance level of 0.05 (one-tail).

If the non-inferiority hypothesis will be rejected, the superiority hypothesis (12-months regimen is superior to the 6-months-regimen) will be tested at a significance level of 0.05 (two-tails).

The maximal not clinically relevant difference for the non-inferiority hypothesis of 1.2 % more thrombotic events has to be considered together with the lower expected number of bleeding events in the 6-months regimen.

All the analysis will be done as "intention-to-treat" analysis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Angina Pectoris Silent Ischemia Drug: Clopidogrel Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1378 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Second Generation" Drug-Eluting Stents Implantation Followed by Six Versus Twelve-Month - Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
Study Start Date : July 2009
Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Study Completion Date : July 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Clopidogrel 6
6 month dual antiplatelet therapies in patients after second generation DES implantation
Drug: Clopidogrel
300-600 loading dose 75 mg/die for 6 months
Experimental: Clopidogrel 12
12 month dual antiplatelet therapies in patients after second generation DES implantation
Drug: Clopidogrel
300-600 loading dose 75 mg/die for 12 months

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Definite and/or probable stent thrombosis occurring between 6 and 24 months [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) defined as the occurrence at 24 months of cardiac death, or myocardial infarction, or urgent target vessel revascularization (cardiac bypass surgery, or repeat PTCA) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of angina pectoris as defined by Canadian Cardiovascular Society Classification (CCS I,II, III, IV) OR unstable angina pectoris (Braunwald Classification B&C, I-II-III) OR patients with documented silent ischemia, all treated with a second generation drug eluting stent
  • Presence of one or more de novo stenosis equal or greater than 70% in a native coronary artery, treated with a Resolute drug eluting stent
  • Patient is > 18 years of age (or minimum age as required by local regulations).
  • The patient has consented to participate by signing the "Patient Informed Consent Form""
  • The patient is willing and able to cooperate with study procedures and required follow up visits
  • Any type of lesion or number of lesion can be included in this trial unless specifically detailed in the exclusion criteria.
  • At least one second generation DES implanted in the target lesion in the last 24 hours
  • No other DES implanted before the target procedure
  • No BMS implanted in the 12 months before the target procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients treated for lesions in venous or arterial grafts
  • Patients treated for in-stent restenosis
  • Patients treated for Unprotected Left Main lesions
  • ST elevation myocardial infarction in the 48 hours prior to the procedure
  • Non ST elevation myocardial infarction
  • Patients with LVEF≤30%
  • Women with known pregnancy or who are lactating
  • Patients with hypersensitivity or allergies to hepari, or any other analogue or derivative, cobalt, chromium, nickel, molybdenum or contrast media.
  • Patients with chronic renal insufficiency
  • Contraindication to the use of clopidogrel and/or ASA:

    • History of drug allergy to thienopyridine derivatives or ASA
    • History of clinically significant or persistent thrombocytopenia or neutropenia
    • Active bleeding or significant risk of bleeding, such as elderly patients receining fibrinolytic therapy and other potent antithrombotic agents, severe hepatic insufficiency, current peptic ulceration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy
    • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Current medical condition with a life expectancy of less than 24 months.
  • The subject is participating in another device or drug study
  • Subject must have completed the follow-up phase of any previous study at least 30 days prior to enrolment in this trial.
  • Patients with medical conditions that preclude the follow-up as defined in the protocol or that otherwise limits participation in this study
Contacts and Locations

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00944333

Irccs Fondazione Centro S. Raffaele Del Monte Tabor -
Milano (mi), Italy, 20132
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fondazione Evidence per Attività e Ricerche Cardiovascolari ONLUS
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Fondazione Evidence per Attività e Ricerche Cardiovascolari ONLUS
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00944333     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Security
First Posted: July 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014

Keywords provided by Fondazione Evidence per Attività e Ricerche Cardiovascolari ONLUS:
second generation DES
dual platelet therapy
patients with documented silent ischemia
unstable angina pectoris (Braunwald Classification)
Diagnosis of angina pectoris (CCS)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Angina Pectoris
Pathologic Processes
Chest Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Purinergic P2Y Receptor Antagonists
Purinergic P2 Receptor Antagonists
Purinergic Antagonists
Purinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors