Iliac Venous Stenting: Antithrombotic efficacy of PD0348292, an oral direct factor xa inhibitor, compared with antiplatelet agents in pigs

Robert D. McBane, Robert J. Leadley, Sangita M. Baxi, Krzysztof Karnicki, Waldemar Wysokinski

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Objective: The clinical use of venous stents is increasing dramatically. Although antiplatelet agents are required for arterial stent patency, optimal thrombo-prophylaxis after venous stenting remains undefined. To address this issue, PD0348292, a direct Factor Xa inhibitor, was compared with antiplatelet therapy in a porcine venous stent model. Methods and Results: Four hours before stent deployment, pigs (n=5 to 6 per group) received oral PD0348292 at 0.4, 0.9, 4.3 mg/kg, or 0.4 mg/kg plus aspirin (325 mg). Aspirin, clopidogrel (75 mg), aspirin plus clopidogrel, or vehicle (n=10) were administered daily for 2 days before the procedure. Two hours after stent placement, thrombi were quantified by autologous 111In-platelet content and weights. Thrombus weight and platelet deposition were significantly reduced by PD0348292 at 0.4 (49±79 mg and 110±145 × 10 6/cm 2), 0.9 (5±6 mg and 107±128X10 6/cm 2), 4.3 mg/kg (0±0 mg and 87±125 × 10 6/cm 2), and PD348292 plus aspirin (20±40 mg and 157±70 × 10 6/cm 2) compared with vehicle (402±226 mg; 584±454 × 10 6/cm 2). Despite prolonging bleeding times and inhibiting platelet aggregation, neither aspirin (567±683 mg and 533±622 × 10 6/cm 2), clopidogrel (404±349 mg and 178±101 × 10 6/cm 2), nor aspirin plus clopidogrel (247±261 mg and 231±266 × 10 6/cm 2) significantly decreased stent thrombosis. Conclusions: PD0348292 completely inhibited thrombosis after venous stenting. Platelet accretion in these venous thrombi appear to involve pathways distinct from arachidonate metabolism or ADP P 2Y 12 receptor activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalArteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008



  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Coagulation factor Xa
  • Stent
  • Venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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