Compare Ticagrelor vs Clopidogrel on the Reduction of Arterial Stiffness and Wave Reflectionsin Patients With Coronary Artery Disease . The NOVELTY Study
The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential acute and chronic effect of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel on arterial stiffness and other vascular risk markers of interest, the study will consist of two periods: a 24-hour ACUTE period where 60 subjects with an indication for coronary angiography (CA) with or without percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) will be included, and a 30-day CHRONIC period where approximately 60 subjects that will undergo PCI will be included and studied (refer to Section 3 'Study Plan and Procedures'). The primary objective of this study is to compare ticagrelor versus clopidogrel regarding their effect on arterial stiffness as assessed by PWV, at 3 hours after the loading dose of each regimen, in eligible subjects with CAD.
|Study start date||2014-02-21|