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Effect of Ticagrelor Versus Clopidogrel on Endothelial Dysfunction and Vascular Inflammation

Information source: Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
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Condition(s) targeted: Endothelial Dysfunction; Vascular Inflammation

Intervention: Ticagrelor (Drug); Clopidogrel (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Seoul St. Mary's Hospital

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Kiyuk Chang, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic.University of Korea

Overall contact:
Kiyuk Chang, MD, PhD, Phone: 82-2-2258-1139, Email: kiyuk@catholic.ac.kr


The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of ticagrelor and clopidogrel on endothelial dysfunction and vascular inflammation Ticagrelor will lead to beneficial pleiotropic effects compared with treatment with clopidogrel in patients receiving a drug-eluting stents (DES) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for non-ST-segment acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) beyond 1 month after the index event. Ticagrelor treatment will improve percent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) values and reduces inflammatory gene expression on peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Clinical Details

Official title: Comparison of the Effects of Ticagrelor Versus Clopidogrel on Endothelial Dysfunction and Vascular Inflammation in Patients With Prior Non-ST-segment Acute Coronary Syndrome

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Change in percent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) values

Secondary outcome:

Percent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) values

Incidence rate of patient with percent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) value less than 7%

Inflammatory gene expression levels by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)

Detailed description: The primary objective of this study lies in whether ticagrelor improves endothelial dysfunction compared to clopidogrel, measured by endothelium-dependent flow-mediated dilation (FMD). The secondary objective is to demonstrate whether ticagrelor has an anti-atherosclerotic effect compared to clopidogrel in terms of reducing systemic low-grade inflammation. Endpoints are 1) difference of flow-mediated dilation values, and 2) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression measured by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) of inflammation-associated key genes in circulation monocytes between non-ST-segment acute coronary syndrome patients treated with ticagrelor and clopidogrel. Patients who agree to participate study are screened at Visit 1 (30 ~ 365 days after index percutaneous coronary intervention). Patients with endothelial dysfunction defined as screening flow-mediated dilation are randomly assigned at Visit 2 (0~7 days after screening test). And then, patients should receive study drugs according to allocated groups from the day of randomization. Ticagrelor 90mg twice daily or clopidogrel 75mg daily will be maintained for 30 days. Flow-mediated dilation are performed at screening and at Visit 3 (day 30 from the treatment of study drugs) and blood sampling are performed before the first dose of study drugs at Visit 2 and at Visit 3.


Minimum age: 20 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Provision of informed consent prior to any study specific procedures

- Men and women ≥20 years of age

- Documented history of non-ST-segment acute coronary syndrome occurring 30 ~ 365 days

prior to randomization and successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention using drug-eluting stent

- Patient currently prescribed and tolerating aspirin 100mg and clopidogrel 75mg.

- Patient who have demonstrated endothelial dysfunction defined as percent

flow-mediated dilation values lower than 7% at baselines test Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with angina related symptoms

- Patients who did not undergo or failed invasive treatment

- Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to ticagrelor or clopidogrel

- Patients who took an anti-coagulant, anti-thrombotic regularly before the study, or

plan to have continuous treatment during the study

- Patients who took vasoactive agents or caffeine ingestion for <48

- Patients with decompensated congestive heart failure of cardiogenic shock (Killip

classification III or IV)

- Patients with intractable arrhythmia

- Patients with intractable arrhythmia

- Patients with second or third degree atrioventricular block

- Patients with uncontrolled hypertension

- Patients with high risk of hemorrhage like blood coagulation disorders,

gastrointestinal bleeding, gross hematuria, intraocular bleeding, hemorrhagic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage

- Patients with more than moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosed by

symptoms or documented by pulmonary function test

- Patients who required renal replacement therapy

- Patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment

- Patients with platelet <100,000/μL

- Patients with hematocrit <30%

- Concomitant oral or parenteral therapy with strong cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors,

cytochrome P450 3A substrates with narrow therapeutic indices, or strong cytochrome P450 3A4 inducers i) Strong inhibitors: ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, telithromycin, clarithromycin (but not erythromycin or azithromycin), nefazadone, ritonavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir, indinavir, atanazavir, over 1 litre daily of grapefruit juice ii) Substrates with narrow therapeutic index: cyclosporine, quinidine, simvastatin at doses >40 mg daily or lovastatin at doses >40 mg daily iii) Strong inducers: rifampin/rifampicin, rifabutin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital

- Patient who need to take drugs other than study medications and allowed concomitant

medications during study period.

- Patients who have planned elective surgery or invasive procedure requiring temporary

discontinued study medication during study period.

- Patients who are pregnant, breast feeding and not using medically acceptable birth


- Patients considered as unsuitable based on medical judgment by investigators.

Locations and Contacts

Kiyuk Chang, MD, PhD, Phone: 82-2-2258-1139, Email: kiyuk@catholic.ac.kr

Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of; Recruiting
Kiyuk Chang, MD, PhD, Phone: 82-2-2258-1139, Email: kiyuk@catholic.ac.kr
Sungmin Lim, MD, Phone: 82-2-2258-1139, Email: sungmin@catholic.ac.kr
Kiyuk Chang, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
Sungmin Lim, MD, Sub-Investigator
Eun Ho Choo, MD, Sub-Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: January 2015
Last updated: March 5, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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