PRECISE-DAPT score for bleeding risk prediction in patients on dual or single antiplatelet regimens: Insights from the GLOBAL LEADERS and GLASSY

Felice Gragnano, Dik Heg, The GLASSY Investigators, Anna Franzone, Eugène P. McFadden, Sergio Leonardi, Raffaele Piccolo, Pascal Vranckx, Mattia Branca, Patrick W. Serruys, Edouard Benit, Christoph Liebetrau, Luc Janssens, Maurizio Ferrario, Aleksander Zurakowski, Roberto Diletti, Marcello Dominici, Kurt Huber, Ton Slagboom, Paweł BuszmanLeonardo Bolognese, Carlo Tumscitz, Krzysztof Bryniarski, Adel Aminian, Mathias Vrolix, Ivo Petrov, Scot Garg, Christoph Naber, Janusz Prokopczuk, Christian Hamm, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Peter Jüni, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli*

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Aims The five-item PRECISE-DAPT, integrating age, haemoglobin, white-blood-cell count, creatinine clearance, and prior bleeding, predicts bleeding risk in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after stent implantation. We sought to assess whether the bleeding risk prediction offered by the PRECISE-DAPT remains valid among patients receiving ticagrelor monotherapy from 1 month onwards after coronary stenting instead of standard DAPT and having or not having centrally adjudicated bleeding endpoints. Methods The PRECISE-DAPT was calculated in 14 928 and 7134 patients from GLOBAL LEADERS and GLASSY trials, re- and results spectively. The ability of the score to predict Bleeding Academic Research Consortium 3 or 5 bleeding was assessed and compared among patients on ticagrelor monotherapy (experimental strategy) or standard DAPT (reference strategy) from 1 month after drug-eluting stent implantation. Bleeding endpoints were investigator-reported or centrally adjudicated in GLOBAL LEADERS and GLASSY, respectively. At 2 years, the c-indexes for the score among patients treated with the experimental or reference strategy were 0.67 [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.63-0.71] vs. 0.63 (95% CI: 0.59-0.67) in GLOBAL LEADERS (P = 0.27), and 0.67 (95% CI: 0.61-0.73) vs. 0.66 (95% CI: 0.61-0.72) in GLASSY (P = 0.88). Decision curve analysis showed net benefit using the PRECISE-DAPT to guide bleeding risk assessment under both treatment strategies. Results were consistent between investigator-reported and adjudicated endpoints and using the simplified four-item PRECISE-DAPT. Conclusion The PRECISE-DAPT offers a prediction model that proved similarly effective to predict clinically relevant bleeding among patients on ticagrelor monotherapy from 1 month after coronary stenting compared with standard DAPT and appears to be unaffected by the presence or absence of adjudicated bleeding endpoints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-38
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Issue number2
Early online date2 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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Funding Information:
The GLOBAL LEADERS study was supported by the European Clinical Research Institute, which received funding from AstraZeneca, Biosensors International and The Medicines Company. The study funders had no role in trial design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of the data. The authors received no funding for the present sub-analysis.

Funding Information:
Volcano, Xeltis, and HeartFlow. R.D. reports grants from AstraZeneca, outside the submitted work. P.G.S. reports grants and personal fees from Bayer/Janssen, Merck, Sanofi, Amarin, Servier, personal fees from Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Pfizer, Novartis, Regeneron, Lilly, and AstraZeneca, outside the submitted work. C.N. reports personal fees from Abbott, Medtronic, Bionsesors, and Biotronik, outside the submitted work. C.H. reports personal fees from AstraZeneca, during the conduct of the study. D.H. and M.B. are affiliated with CTU Bern, University of Bern, which has a staff policy of not accepting honoraria or consultancy fees. However, CTU Bern is involved in design, conduct, or analysis of clinical studies funded by not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. In particular, pharmaceutical and medical device companies provide direct funding to some of these studies. For an up-to-date list of CTU Bern’s conflicts of interest see ation_of_interest/index_eng.html. S.W. reports research and educational grants to the institution from Abbott, Amgen, BMS, Bayer, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Cardinal Health, CSL Behring, Daiichi Sankyo, Edwards Lifesciences, Johnson&Johnson, Medtronic, Querbet, Polares, Sanofi, Terumo, and Sinomed, outside the submitted work. P.J. serves as unpaid member of the steering group of trials funded by Astra Zeneca, Biotronik, Biosensors, St. Jude Medical, and The Medicines Company. M.V. reports grants and personal fees from Abbott, Astrazeneca and Terumo, personal fees from Chiesi, Bayer, Daiichi Sankyo, Amgen, Alvimedica, Biosensors, and Idorsia, grants from Medicure, outside the submitted work. All other authors reported no relationships relevant to the contents of this article to disclose.

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