Comparison of Triflusal with Aspirin in the Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events; Α Randomised Clinical Trial.

Comparison of Triflusal with Aspirin in the Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events; Α Randomised Clinical Trial. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2018 Jun 04;: Authors: Kalantzi KI, Ntalas IV, Chantzichristos VG, Tsoumani ME, Adamopoulos D, Asimakopoulos C, Bourdakis A, Darmanis P, Dimitriadou A, Gkiokas S, Ipeirotis K, Kitikidou K, Klonaris I, Kostaki A, Logothetis D, Mainas K, Mais T, Maragiannis A, Martiadou K, Mavronasos K, Michelongonas I, Mitropoulos D, Papadimitriou G, Papadopoulos A, Papaioakeim M, Sofillas K, Stabola S, Stefanakis E, Stergiou D, Thoma M, Zenetos A, Zisekas S, Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB, Tselepis AD Abstract BACKGROUND: Triflusal has demonstrated an efficacy similar to aspirin in the prevention of vascular events in patients with acute myocardial infarction (ΜΙ) and ischaemic stroke but with less bleeding events. OBJECTIVE: We performed a randomised, multicentre, phase 4 clinical trial to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of triflusal versus aspirin, administered for 12 months in patients eligible to receive a cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) inhibitor. METHOD: Patients with stable coronary artery disease or with a history of non-cardioembolic ischaemic stroke were randomly assigned to receive either triflusal 300 mg twice or 600 mg once daily or aspirin 100 mg once daily for 12 months. The primary efficacy end point was the composite of: (a) ΜΙ, (b) stroke (ischaemic or haemorrhagic), or, (c) deat...
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