Warfarin and Antiplatelet Vascular Evaluation

Active, not recruiting

Phase 3 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Intermittent claudication with objective evidence of PVD (e.g. ankle-brachial index [ABI] < 0.90)
- Ischemic rest pain of the lower limbs
- Ischemic non-healing ulcers or focal gangrene
- Amputation for vascular causes
- Previous peripheral vascular revascularization (angioplasty or bypass surgery)
- Blue toe syndrome
- Other significant peripheral arterial disease (e.g. carotid stenosis)
- Vascular disease and evidence of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease [PAD] (i.e. ABI < 0.90)

Exclusion Criteria

- Potential subjects will be temporarily excluded if they need to undergo:
- vascular diagnostic (angiography) or interventional procedures (arterial bypass graft surgery or angioplasty); or
- limb amputation for vascular insufficiency.
- Subjects will be excluded for the following:
- active bleeding or high risk bleeding;
- clear indication for long-term warfarin use (i.e. atrial fibrillation);
- previous allergy or intolerance to warfarin;
- stroke in the last 6 months;
- renal failure requiring dialysis;
- known significant abdominal aortic or cerebral aneurysm;
- peripheral arterial aneurysms (iliac or femoral) without evidence of lower limb ischemia;
- significant liver disease (i.e. cirrhosis);
- cancer with a life expectancy < 6 months;
- anticipated non-adherence to warfarin;
- excessive alcohol use;
- pregnancy or planning to become pregnant; or
- failure to provide informed consent.