Post-Approval Study of the Guidant Carotid Stent Systems and Embolic Protection Systems: CAPTURE

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2008
Guidant Corporation
Information provided by:
Abbott Vascular

Brief Summary:
This purpose of this study is to collect data on the FDA-approved ACCULINK(TM) Carotid Stent System and FDA 510(k)-cleared ACCUNET(TM) Embolic Protection System for the treatment of patients with atherosclerotic disease, when used by physicians under commercial use conditions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atherosclerotic Disease, Carotid Device: RX ACCULINK(TM) Carotid Stent System and RX ACCUNET(TM) Embolic Protection System Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

CAPTURE is a post-approval study to collect information on the safety and effectiveness of the ACCULINK and ACCUNET since the approval/clearance of these devices by the FDA. The ACCULINK stent is an elastic-like metal tube that is used to hold open a narrow part of a blood vessel. The ACCUNET is a wire mesh basket that is placed in the vessel to catch material (blood clots, fatty material) that could break off from the narrowed area of the blood vessel and block blood flow downstream during the stent procedure.

Another goal of the CAPTURE study is to confirm that the ACCULINK and ACCUNET can be used safely by physicians with varying levels of experience in stenting procedures.

The basis for FDA's approval/clearance of the ACCULINK and ACCUNET was the ARCHeR trials (ACCULINK/ACCUNET for Revascularization of Carotids in High-Risk Patients). The ARCHeR trials were conducted to collect data on the safety and effectiveness of the ACCULINK and ACCUNET when used in the treatment of carotid artery disease in patients at high risk for surgical treatment (carotid endarterectomy) because of medical or surgical comorbidities. The ARCHeR trials showed that the ACCULINK, used with or without the ACCUNET, is a safe and effective treatment option based on the rate of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction at 30 days, and stroke at one year.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 1500 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Carotid RX ACCULINK(TM)/ACCUNET(TM) Post-Approval Trial to Uncover Unanticipated or Rare Events - CAPTURE
Study Start Date : October 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Death, stroke, and myocardial infarction at 30 days post-procedure.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient's physician used an ACCULINK and/or ACCUNET

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00180492

United States, California
Guidant Corporation
Santa Clara, California, United States, 95054
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abbott Vascular
Guidant Corporation
Study Chair: Gary A Walker, PhD Abbott Vascular Identifier: NCT00180492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-715
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 29, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008

Keywords provided by Abbott Vascular:
Atherosclerotic disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carotid Artery Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases