COlchicine for Prevention of the Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome and Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation (COPPS-2 Trial) (COPPS-2)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Massimo Imazio, Maria Vittoria Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 6, 2012
Last updated: June 29, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
This is a multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial to assess the efficacy and safety of colchicine for post-pericardiotomy syndrome prevention, post-operative effusions prevention, and post-operative atrial fibrillation prevention.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiac Surgery
Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome
Atrial Fibrillation
Pericardial Effusion
Pleural Effusion
Drug: Colchicine
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: COlchicine for Prevention of the Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome and Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation (COPPS-2 Trial).

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Further study details as provided by Maria Vittoria Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Post-pericardiotomy syndrome, post-operative effusions, post-operative atrial fibrillation incidence [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Incidence of the outcomes at 3 months from cardiac surgery

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiac Tamponade or Need for Pericardiocentesis [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Need for thoracentesis [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Recurrence of the post-pericardiotomy syndrome [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Re-admission [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall mortality [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Stroke incidence [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 360
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo
Placebo 48 to 72 hours before surgery till 1 months after surgery
Active Comparator: Colchicine
Drug: Colchicine
Colchicine 0.5 mg BID or colchicine 0.5mg (<70kg) 48 to 72 hours before surgery till 1 months after surgery

Detailed Description:
This is a multi center, double-blind, randomized trial to test the efficacy and safety of colchicine for prevention of post-pericardiotomy syndrome, post-operative effusions, and post-operative atrial fibrillation.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18years
  • Candidate to cardiac surgery but cardiac transplantation
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Candidate to cardiac transplantation
  • Severe liver disease or elevation of serum transaminases (> 1.5 times the upper reference limit)
  • Serum creatinine > 2.5 mg/dL
  • Preoperative elevation of CK or known myopathy
  • Known chronic intestinal diseases or blood dyscrasias
  • Pregnancy, Lactation or Women of childbearing potential not protected by a contraception method
  • Hypersensitivity to colchicine
  • Treatment with colchicine for any cause
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01552187

Cardiology Dpt. Maria Vittoria Hospital
Torino, Italy, 10141
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maria Vittoria Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Massimo Imazio, Principal Investigator, Maria Vittoria Hospital Identifier: NCT01552187     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 86/19/11  2011-005835-21 
Study First Received: March 6, 2012
Last Updated: June 29, 2014
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Maria Vittoria Hospital:
cardiac surgery
post-pericardiotomy syndrome
atrial fibrillation
pericardial effusion
pleural effusion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Pericardial Effusion
Pleural Effusion
Postpericardiotomy Syndrome
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Pleural Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Gout Suppressants
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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