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Vienna Absolute Trial: Balloon Angioplasty Versus Stenting in the Superficial Femoral Artery

This study has been completed.
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Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: January 20, 2006
Last updated: July 26, 2006
Last verified: August 2005

Minimal invasive treatment (called "endovascular") of the arteries of the lower limb remains problematic, because recurrent disease ("restenosis") frequently leads to recurrent symptoms. As yet, balloon angioplasty remains the recommended strategy to revascularize the superficial femoral artery (artery of the thigh). We investigated whether the use of a vascular endoprosthesis ("stent") improves patients´ outcome.

Study hypothesis: Primary stenting with self expanding nitinol stents may improve patency after endovascular treatment of superficial femoral artery obstructions compared to balloon angioplasty with optional stenting.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atherosclerosis Procedure: primary stenting Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Balloon Angioplasty Versus Stenting With Nitinol Stents in the Superficial Femoral Artery

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Angiographic restenosis at 6 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • restenosis by duplex ultrasound at 3,6 and 12 months
  • walking distance on the treadmill at 3, 6 and 12 months
  • ankle brachial index at 3, 6 and 12 months
  • stent fractures at 6 and 12 months

Estimated Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: June 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2005
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptomatic peripheral artery disease Rutherford stages 3 to 5
  • >50% stenosis of the ipsilateral superficial femoral artery
  • Lesion length >30mm
  • At least one patent crural run-off vessel,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute criticla limb ischemia
  • Previous ipsilateral bypass surgery or ipsilateral SFA stenting
  • Untreated inflow disease
  • Known intolerance to clopidogrel, aspirin or radiocontrast
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00281060

Medical University Vienna
Vienna, Austria, A 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Martin Schillinger, MD Medical University Vienna
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00281060     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK164/2003
Study First Received: January 20, 2006
Last Updated: July 26, 2006

Keywords provided by Medical University of Vienna:
balloon angioplasty

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
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