Oral P2Y receptor antagonists exhibit delayed onset of platelet inhibition in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Selatogrel is a potent, highly selective, and reversible P2Y receptor antagonist with a rapid onset and short duration of action.
This study sought to assess inhibition of platelet aggregation following subcutaneous administration of selatogrel in patients with AMI.
Patients with AMI were randomized to a single subcutaneous dose of selatogrel of 8 or 16 mg. The primary endpoint was response to treatment (P2Y reaction units <100; measured by VerifyNow) at 30 min post-dose. Safety was assessed up to 48 h post-injection.
Forty-seven patients received selatogrel 8 mg (n = 24) or 16 mg (n = 23) followed by ticagrelor (n = 43) or clopidogrel (n = 1). The proportion of responders 30 min post-dose was 91% (one-sided 97.5% confidence interval [CI]: 80% to 100%) and 96% (97.5% CI: 87% to 100%) with 8 and 16 mg, respectively (p values for responders >85% target; p = 0.142 and p = 0.009, respectively). Response rates were independent from type of AMI presentation, age, or sex. A similar response rate was observed at 15 min (8 mg: 75% [97.5% CI: 58% to 100%]; 16 mg: 91% [97.5% CI: 80% to 100%]), which was sustained at 60 min post-dose (8 mg: 75% [97.5% CI: 58% to 100%]; 16 mg: 96% [97.5% CI: 87% to 100%]). At 15 min, median P2Y reaction units was 51 (range: 4 to 208) for 8 mg and 9 (range: 2 to 175) for 16 mg. Selatogrel was well tolerated, without major bleeding complications.
Single-dose subcutaneous administration of selatogrel in patients with AMI was safe and induced a profound, rapid, and dose-related antiplatelet response. (A Medical Research Study to Evaluate the Effects of ACT-246475 in Adults With Heart Attack; NCT03487445, 2018-000765-36 [EudraCT]).
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