Rationale and design of the Statins Evaluation in Coronary procedUres and REvascularization: The SECURE-PCI Trial.


Journal Article

BACKGROUND: Previous evidence suggests that acute treatment with statins reduce atherosclerotic complications, including periprocedural myocardial infarction, but currently, there are no large, adequately powered studies to define the effects of early, high-dose statins in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and planned invasive management. OBJECTIVES: The main goal of Statins Evaluation in Coronary procedUres and REvascularization (SECURE-PCI) Trial is to determine whether the early use of a loading dose of 80 mg of atorvastatin before an intended percutaneous coronary intervention followed by an additional dose of 80 mg 24 hours after the procedure will be able to reduce the rates of major cardiovascular events at 30 days in patients with an ACS. DESIGN: The SECURE-PCI study is a pragmatic, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial planned to enroll around 4,200 patients in 58 different sites in Brazil. The primary outcome is the rate of major cardiovascular events at 30 days defined as a composite of all-cause mortality, nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, and coronary revascularization. SUMMARY: The SECURE PCI is a large randomized trial testing a strategy of early, high-dose statin in patients with ACS and will provide important information about the acute treatment of this patient population.

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Cited Authors

  • Berwanger, O; de Barros E Silva, PGM; Dall Orto, FTC; de Andrade, PB; de Castro Bienert, IR; Bosso, CE; Mangione, J; Polanczyk, CA; Sousa, A; Kalil, R; de Moura Santos, L; Sposito, AC; Rech, RL; Sousa, ACS; Baldissera, F; Nascimento, BR; de Andrade Jesuíno, I; Santucci, EV; Damiani, LP; Laranjeira, LN; Borges de Oliveira, JA; Giraldez, RR; Cavalcanti, AB; Pereira, SB; Mattos, LA; Armaganijan, LV; Guimarães, HP; Sousa, JE; Alexander, JH; Granger, CB; Lopes, RD

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 198 /

Start / End Page

  • 129 - 134

PubMed ID

  • 29653634

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29653634

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.12.018


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States