ACTION - Anticoagulation Treatment Influence on Post-operative Patients

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study replaced by an observational study)
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 5, 2013
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St. Jude Medical

September 15, 2005
September 16, 2005
June 5, 2013
September 2005
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ACTION - Anticoagulation Treatment Influence on Post-operative Patients
Anticoagulation Treatment Influence on Post-operative Patients -Action SJM EPIC Trial
The primary objective of this study is to compare two different regimens of therapy, AVK and ASA (aspirin), in the early postoperative period after aortic valve replacement with SJM Epic™ or SJM Epic™ Supra Porcine Bioprosthetic Heart Valve by establishing the adverse event free survival rate at 3 month post intervention follow-up of the 2 groups(with special focus on thromboembolic events and bleedings).
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Heart Valve Disease
Device: Aortic valve replacement
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Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient requires, for the first time, isolated aortic valve replacement (pacemaker insertion is allowed)
  2. Patient (or legal guardian) has signed a study specific informed consent form agreeing to the data collection and follow-up requirements.
  3. Patient is of legal age in the host country
  4. The patient is in sinus rhythm before implantation

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient already has a prosthetic valve, other than the valve being replaced at this time.
  2. Patient requires double valve implantation
  3. Patient requires concomitant CABG
  4. Patients requires intra aortic balloon pump at intervention
  5. Patient has a medical condition which contraindicates implantation of the SJM Epic and/or SJM Epic Supra Porcine Bioprosthetic Heart Valve (e.g. patient on dialysis)
  6. Patient requires ASA or AVK therapy, i.e. not suitable for randomization
  7. Patient is pregnant or nursing.
  8. Patient is affected by active endocarditis.
  9. Patient is affected by aortic dissection.
  10. Patient has history of cerebral ischemia
  11. Patient is affected by coagulopathy, history of GI bleeding or increased bleeding risk
  12. Patient is affected by peripheral vascular disease requiring treatment
  13. Patient has previous chronic anticoagulation therapy
  14. Patient is allergic to ASA and/or AVK
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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St. Jude Medical
St. Jude Medical
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Principal Investigator: Jean-Phillippe Verhoye, MD CHU Pontchaillou Rennes France
St. Jude Medical
June 2013

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