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Follow-up of Endovascular Aneurysm Treatment - The FEAT Trial

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2008 by UMC Utrecht.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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UMC Utrecht Identifier:
First received: January 20, 2006
Last updated: November 17, 2008
Last verified: November 2008

After endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, life-long follow-up is needed to monitor the effectiveness of exclusion of the aneurysm sac from blood flow. For this reason, aneurysm diameter and the presence of endoleaks is evaluated with CT angiography yearly after Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).

The aim of this study is to investigate the value of MRA examinations for the follow-up of these patients. The advantages of MRA with respect to CTA are no use of ionizing radiation, use of less nephrotoxic contrast agents.

Condition Intervention
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal Procedure: Computed Tomography Angiography Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Follow-up Study of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

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Further study details as provided by UMC Utrecht:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2009
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Computed Tomography Angiography
    Computed Tomography Angiography
    Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Angiography
    Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Detailed Description:
The FEAT trial (Follow-up of Endovascular Aneurysm Treatment) is designed as a prospective, single-center, follow-up study. 100 Patients will be enrolled in this study. These patients will undergo additional MRA-examinations the day before EVAR, the day after EVAR, 6 months and 1 year after EVAR. These patients also participate in the conventional CTA follow-up scheme which comprises a pre- and post-operative CTA and a CTA yearly thereafter. Coagulation parameters in the blood will be measured before and 1 year after EVAR.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient planned for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is planned for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • contraindication for MRI examination

    • claustrophobia
    • pacemaker
    • other non-MRI compatible implants
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00281411

UMC Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3584 CX
Sponsors and Collaborators
UMC Utrecht
Principal Investigator: W. Mali, MD PhD UMC Utrecht
  More Information

Responsible Party: W. Mali, UMC Utrecht Identifier: NCT00281411     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: METC.2005.01.291E
Study First Received: January 20, 2006
Last Updated: November 17, 2008

Keywords provided by UMC Utrecht:
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Endovascular aneurysm repair
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Computed Tomography Angiography

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017