This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition myocardial infarction
Treatment clopidogrel
Sponsor North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
Start date September 2008
End date March 2013
Trial size 280 participants
Trial identifier NCT00781573, Dallas VA IRB #08-048


Although the optimal duration of clopidogrel (an anti-platelet agent) therapy has been established after bare metal stent implantation in the blood vessels of the heart, there is lack of consensus regarding the optimal duration of therapy after implantation of a drug eluting stents (DES). Current American College of Cardiology guidelines recommend clopidogrel use for at least one year in the absence of contraindications after DES implantation, while recognizing that the optimal duration remains unknown. While an extended clopidogrel therapy (that is beyond the current 1 year recommendation) may increase bleeding complication, it may reduce the rates of adverse cardiovascular events like heart attacks and repeat revascularization procedures. A clinical trial which randomizes patients with an uneventful one year course after a DES implantation, to an additional year of clopidogrel and aspirin therapy versus aspirin alone, will be able to answer the important question about the role of extended (2y) dual anti-platelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin after DES implants. The investigators hypothesize that clopidogrel discontinuation at 1 year post-DES implantation is associated with an increase in cardiovascular events during the one year of follow-up period.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Clopidogrel (75 mg/day) is continued for another year at the completion of the initial year of clopidogrel and aspirin administration post DES implantation
clopidogrel Clopidogrel
Clopidogrel, 75 mg QD, for one year
(No Intervention)
Clopidogrel (75 mg/day) is stopped at the completion of the initial year of clopidogrel and aspirin administration post DES implantation

Primary Outcomes

Death and Myocardial Infarction
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Combined endpoints of death, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, stroke and major/minor bleeding
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 21 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Post-PCI patients receiving at least 1 DES - Completed 9-15 months follow-up free of MI, repeat revascularization - Able to provide informed consent - Have continued dual anti-platelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel for 1 year post-PCI Exclusion Criteria: - Patients allergic to aspirin - Patients with aspirin resistance - Patients with allergy to clopidogrel - Patients on concomitant warfarin therapy - History of bleeding diathesis, coagulopathy, and/or platelet count < 100,000 cubic mm - Patients with a life expectancy less than 1 year due to active cancers (except basal cell carcinoma) - Pregnancy

Additional Information

Official title Study of Optimal Clopidogrel Duration in Patients Receiving Drug Eluting Stents (SCORE Trial)
Principal investigator Subhash Banerjee, MD
Description SCORE is a multicenter, prospective randomized study of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients with an uneventful 1 year post-PCI course on dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) with clopidogrel and aspirin. Patient will be randomized to an additional 1 year of DAPT (treatment arm) vs. aspirin alone (control arm)to assess the following endpoints during the 1 year follow-up period: 1. Death / Myocardial infarction (MI) (Primary end-point) 2. Combined endpoints of death, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, stroke, and major/minor bleeding (Secondary end-point) During the year of follow up, subjects will be contacted once every three months. This will enable us to track study endpoints in the study population. In addition the patients' medical records will be screened to investigate if any of the aforementioned endpoints have been reached.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by North Texas Veterans Healthcare System.