Observational studies of new coronary stents are necessary to assess performance in a variety of complex patient and lesion types. Furthermore, the optimal dose and duration of thienopyridine treatment is unclear, particularly in patients with complex clinical conditions. The TAXUS Liberte Post-Approval Study is designed to provide 5-year data on the TAXUS Liberté paclitaxel-eluting stent with concomitant prasugrel therapy in routine clinical practice and to contribute data to the DAPT study.The TAXUS Liberte Post-Approval Study is a prospective, multicenter, observational study. Enrollment of approximately 4,200 patients receiving =1 TAXUS Liberté stents is planned. All patients without a contraindication will be prescribed prasugrel plus aspirin for 1 year. The 12-month primary end point of cardiac death or myocardial infarction in on-label stent patients will be compared with historical TAXUS Express stent data from the TAXUS ATLAS and TAXUS ARRIVE studies. Secondary clinical end points include stent thrombosis, all-cause death, stroke, revascularization, and bleeding in all patients. In addition, this study will be the first to evaluate prasugrel use in a routine practice setting (including 5 and 10 mg daily doses) and will contribute data to the DAPT Study, comparing 12 versus 30 months of dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent placement.The TAXUS Liberte Post-Approval Study will be the first to provide long-term real-world data on use of the TAXUS Liberté Stent with prasugrel treatment. The study is currently enrolling, and primary end point data are expected in mid 2013.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ahj.2011.11.002
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