Impact of smoking status on platelet function and clinical outcomes with prasugrel vs. clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes managed without revascularization: Insights from the TRILOGY ACS trial


Journal Article

Background To further explore the impact of smoking on antiplatelet activity and treatment response, we evaluated time-dependent relationships between smoking status with on-treatment platelet reactivity and clinical outcomes for prasugrel vs. clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes managed medically without revascularization. Methods and Results A total of 7062 patients aged <75 years from the primary TRILOGY ACS cohort randomized to prasugrel vs. clopidogrel were evaluated through 30 months by baseline and time-dependent smoking status with adjusted proportional-hazards models. A total of 1613 participants (23%) were included in a platelet function sub-study evaluating serial P2Y12 reaction unit (PRU) measurements. Current smokers (n = 1566 [22%]) at baseline had fewer comorbidities compared with non-smokers; nearly half quit smoking during follow-up. Although median on-treatment PRU values were lower with prasugrel vs. clopidogrel, persistent smokers had lower serial PRU values in both treatment groups compared with non-smokers, with no differential interaction of treatment response by smoking status. The frequency of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or stroke in current smokers was significantly lower with prasugrel (11.7%) vs. clopidogrel (18.6%), but there was no difference in non-smokers (13.8% vs. 13.7%), with significant interaction between treatment and baseline smoking status (P =.0002). Bleeding events occurred more frequently in prasugrel-treated patients with no significant interaction between treatment and baseline smoking status. Conclusions Among medically managed ACS patients <75 years of age, the risk of ischemic outcomes was significantly reduced with prasugrel vs. clopidogrel among smokers vs. non-smokers. No interaction between on-treatment platelet reactivity and smoking status was found. © 2014 Mosby, Inc.

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Cited Authors

  • Cornel, JH; Ohman, EM; Neely, B; Clemmensen, P; Sritara, P; Zamoryakhin, D; Armstrong, PW; Prabhakaran, D; White, HD; Fox, KAA; Gurbel, PA; Roe, MT

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 168 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8703

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2014.04.011

Citation Source

  • Scopus