Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-Centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-term


About this study

ADAPTABLE is a pragmatic clinical trial in which 20,000 patients who are at high risk for ischemic events will be randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive an aspirin dose of 81 mg/day vs. 325 mg/day. Study participants will be enrolled over 24 months. Maximum follow-up will be 30 months. The purpose of the study is to identify the optimal dose of aspirin for secondary prevention in patients with Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The primary endpoint is a composite of all-cause death, hospitalization for MI, or hospitalization for stroke. The primary safety endpoint is hospitalization for major bleeding with an associated blood product transfusion.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Known atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined by a history of prior myocardial infarction, prior coronary angiography showing ≥75% stenosis of at least one epicardial coronary vessel, or prior coronary revascularization procedures (either PCI or CABG), or history of chronic heart disease, CAD, ASCVD
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • No known safety concerns or side effects considered to be related to aspirin, including
  • No history of significant allergy to aspirin such as anaphylaxis, urticaria, or significant gastrointestinal intolerances
  • No history of significant GI bleed within the past 12 months
  • Significant bleeding disorders that preclude the use of aspirin
  • Access to the Internet. In the event that the CDRNs are notified that a cohort of patients without internet access can be included, then patient agreement will be obtained during the consent process to provide follow-up information by telephone contact with the DCRI Call Center.
  • Not currently treated with an oral anticoagulant - either warfarin or a novel anticoagulant (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban) - and not planned to be treated in the future with an oral anticoagulant for existing indications such as atrial fibrillation, deep venous thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.
  • Not currently treated with ticagrelor and not planned to be treated in the future with ticagrelor.
  • Female patients who are not pregnant or nursing an infant
  • Estimated risk of a major cardiovascular event (MACE) > 8% over next 3 years as defined by the presence of at least one or more of the following enrichment factors:
  • Age > 65 years
  • Serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dL
  • Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2)
  • 3-vessel coronary artery disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease and/or peripheral arterial disease
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 50%
  • Current cigarette smoker
  • Chronic systolic or diastolic heart failure
  • SBP > 140 (within past 12 mos)
  • LDL > 130 (within past 12 mos)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • There will be no exclusions for any upper age limit, comorbid conditions, or concomitant medications other than oral anticoagulants and ticagrelor that are used at the time of randomization, or are planned to be used during the study follow-up.
  • Patients and sites interested in participating must be part of the listed health systems collaborators.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Veronique Roger, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Ellen Koepsell R.N.

(507) 538-0047

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