Comparison of Two Treatments for Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease in Individuals With Diabetes (FREEDOM)
|Cardiovascular Diseases Coronary Disease Diabetes Mellitus Heart Diseases||Procedure: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Device: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention||Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Future Revascularization Evaluation in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: Optimal Management of Multivessel Disease (FREEDOM)|
- 5-year Composite Endpoint of All-cause Mortality, Non-fatal Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke [ Time Frame: Measured at Year 5 ]median 3.8 years of follow-up
- Major MACCE Rates, Including the First of One of the Following: Death, Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, or Repeat Revascularization [ Time Frame: Measured at Year 1 ]
- All-cause Mortality [ Time Frame: Measured at Year 5 ]
- Rates of Individual MACCE Endpoints [ Time Frame: Measured at Day 30 ]Major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events
|Study Start Date:||April 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2018|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Procedure: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
For CABG, participants will receive general anesthesia and will have a breathing tube placed in their throat and they will be unconscious during the operation. An incision is made through the chest bone and muscle, which allows the surgeon access to the heart and diseased vessels. The surgeon will use one or more healthy vessels (either from an artery in the shoulder or a vein in the leg) and will bypass the diseased vessel with the healthy vessel(s). This bypass will provide needed blood supply to the heart.
Other Name: CABG
Experimental: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Device: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
For PCI, the participant will have two or more drug-eluting stents permanently implanted in their clogged arteries. Drug-eluting stents are coated with a drug that may prevent the disease in the vessel from coming back. The brand names of the stents used in this study are TAXUS and CYPHER.
The participant will receive a local anesthetic. A small puncture will be made and a balloon-tipped catheter is introduced through the small puncture in the leg/arm and advanced through the artery to the diseased heart vessel. The balloon is then inflated to enlarge the opening in the vessel. After enlarging the vessel, the drug-eluting stent will be placed using a similar balloon catheter. This balloon will be inflated, expanding the stent and placing it in the diseased vessel. Once the stent is fully expanded, the balloon is deflated and removed, leaving the stent in place in the artery.
Other Name: PCI
The study addresses the critically important problem of how to best revascularize diabetic individuals with multivessel CAD. CAD and diabetes diagnoses are increasing at alarming rates, and much of the information regarding optimal revascularization comes from the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI) study. After five years, data from the BARI study showed 15 excess deaths for every 100 diabetic participants revascularized by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to CABG, and at 7 years there were more than 20 deaths. These findings provide compelling evidence for some physicians to conclude that diabetic patients with multivessel disease in need of revascularization are best handled by CABG. But a consensus has not yet been reached because these findings have not been uniformly confirmed by registries and other studies. With the recent introduction of coated stents that significantly reduce or eliminate restenosis, a prevailing belief is that adequate revascularization can be achieved by PCI even in diabetic individuals. New developments in percutaneous techniques should translate to improved prognosis to offset the advantage of CABG seen in the BARI study. Since these new drug eluting stents are not yet approved and are not likely to be on the market for several years, a small window of time exists to gather the evidence to support the strategy that provides optimal revascularization in diabetic individuals.
FREEDOM (Future Revascularization Evaluation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Optimal Management of Multivessel Disease) is a multicenter, two-arm, open label, prospective, randomized superiority trial with equal allocation, of 5 years duration with a minimum of 3 years of follow-up. The main objective of the study is to evaluate whether PCI with drug-eluting stenting (PCI/DES) is more or less effective than the existing standard of care, CABG. The study population will consist of 2,400 adults with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2) with angiographically confirmed multivessel CAD and morphology amenable to either PCI or CABG, with indication for revascularization based upon symptoms or angina and/or objective evidence of myocardial ischemia. Patients who consent will be randomized on a 1:1 basis either to CABG or multivessel stenting using drug-eluting stents, and followed at 30 days, 1 year, and then annually for at least 3 years, but up to 5 years. A registry of 2000 patients will also be recruited concurrently, comprised of eligible non-consenting patients for the randomized trial. Eligible patients will be randomized to receive either CABG or multivessel stenting using drug-eluting stents. Patients randomized to the PCI/DES arm will receive, at the discretion of the primary physician or interventionalists, either CYPHER Sirolimus eluting stent (Cordis Corporation, Warren, NJ, USA) or the TAXUS paclitaxel-eluting stent (Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, MA, USA). However, it is intended that only one type of drug-eluting stent be used in a given patient during the course of the trial. The primary outcome of the study is the composite of all-cause mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and stroke at the end of the 5-year patient accrual and follow-up period (minimum follow-up is 3 years). The main secondary endpoint that will be assessed is the 1-year major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) rates, including the first of one of the following: death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or repeat revascularization. Additional secondary endpoints include: all-cause and cardiovascular mortality at 1, 2, and 3 years; rates of individual MACCE endpoints at 30 days post-procedure; quality of life at 30 days, 6 months, and annually post-procedure; long term costs and cost-effectiveness.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00086450
|United States, New York|
|Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|New York, New York, United States, 10029|
|Study Chair:||Valentin Fuster||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|