Randomized comparison of adjunctive cilostazol versus high maintenance dose clopidogrel in patients with high post-treatment platelet reactivity: results of the ACCEL-RESISTANCE (Adjunctive Cilostazol Versus High Maintenance Dose Clopidogrel in Patients With Clopidogrel Resistance) randomized study.


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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of adjunctive cilostazol in patients with high post-treatment platelet reactivity (HPPR) undergoing coronary stenting. BACKGROUND: Although addition of cilostazol to dual antiplatelet therapy enhances adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-induced platelet inhibition, it is unknown whether adjunctive cilostazol can reduce HPPR. METHODS: Sixty patients with HPPR after a 300-mg loading dose of clopidogrel were enrolled. HPPR was defined as maximal platelet aggregation (Agg(max)) >50% with 5 micromol/l ADP. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either adjunctive cilostazol (triple group; n = 30) or high maintenance dose (MD) clopidogrel (high-MD group; n = 30). Platelet function was assessed at baseline and after 30 days with conventional aggregometry and the VerifyNow assay. RESULTS: Baseline platelet function measurements were similar in both groups. After 30 days, significantly fewer patients in the triple versus high-MD group had HPPR (3.3% vs. 26.7%, p = 0.012). Percent inhibitions of 5 micromol/l ADP-induced Agg(max) and late platelet aggregation (Agg(late)) were significantly greater in the triple versus high-MD group (51.1 +/- 22.5% vs. 28.0 +/- 18.5%, p < 0.001, and 70.9 +/- 27.3% vs. 45.3 +/- 23.4%, p < 0.001, respectively). Percent inhibitions of 20 micromol/l ADP-induced Agg(max) and Agg(late) were consistently greater in the triple versus high-MD group. Percent change of P2Y12 reaction units demonstrated a higher antiplatelet effect in the triple versus high-MD group (39.6 +/- 24.1% vs. 23.1 +/- 29.9%, p = 0.022). CONCLUSIONS: Adjunctive cilostazol reduces the rate of HPPR and intensifies platelet inhibition as compared with a high-MD clopidogrel of 150 mg/day.

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Cited Authors

  • Jeong, Y-H; Lee, S-W; Choi, B-R; Kim, I-S; Seo, M-K; Kwak, CH; Hwang, J-Y; Park, S-W

Published Date

  • March 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 1101 - 1109

PubMed ID

  • 19324253

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19324253

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3597

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1097

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.12.025


  • eng