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Evaluation of the GORE Conformable TAG® for Treatment of Traumatic Transection

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
W.L.Gore & Associates Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2009
Last updated: July 26, 2017
Last verified: July 2017
TAG 08-02 is a prospective, multicenter, single-arm study to evaluate the use of the CTAG Device in traumatic transection of the descending thoracic aorta.

Condition Intervention
Thoracic Injuries Device: Gore Conformable TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the GORE Conformable TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis for Treatment of Traumatic Transection of the Descending Thoracic Aorta

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Further study details as provided by W.L.Gore & Associates:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • All Cause Mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days post-treatment ]
  • Major Device Events [ Time Frame: 1 month post-treatment ]
    Major device events requiring reintervention through 1 month study window. Possible device events include but are not limited to endoleak, migration, wire fracture, compression, erosion, extrusion, aortic dilatation, endograft infection, and aortic rupture.

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: February 28, 2017
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: GORE Conformable TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis Device: Gore Conformable TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis
Endovascular stent graft


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Traumatic transection of the DTA that requires repair, determined by the treating physician
  2. Traumatic aortic transection location between, but does not include, the left subclavian artery and celiac artery
  3. Endovascular repair with the GORE Conformable TAG® Device performed less than or = to 14 days after aortic injury
  4. Age greater than or equal to 18 years
  5. Proximal and distal landing zone length greater than or equal to 2.0 cm. Landing zones must be in native aorta. Landing zone may include left subclavian artery, if necessary
  6. All proximal and distal landing zone inner diameters are between 16-42 mm. Diameter assessed by flow lumen and thrombus, if present; calcium excluded
  7. Subject capable of complying with study protocol requirements, including follow-up
  8. Informed Consent Form signed by subject or legal representative

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Differing proximal and distal neck diameters (aortic taper) outside the intended aortic diameter requirements (sizing guide) for a single endoprosthesis diameter and the inability to use devices of different diameters (in adherence to the sizing guide) to compensate for the taper
  2. Tortuous or stenotic iliac and/or femoral arteries and inability to use a conduit for vascular access
  3. Aneurysmal, dissected, heavily calcified, or heavily thrombosed landing zone(s)
  4. Infected aorta
  5. Subject has a systemic infection and may be at increased risk of endovascular graft infection
  6. Planned coverage of left carotid or celiac arteries with the CTAG Device
  7. Known degenerative connective tissue disease, e.g., Marfan or Ehler-Danlos Syndrome
  8. Treatment in another drug or medical device study within 1 year of study enrollment
  9. Known history of drug abuse
  10. Pregnant female
  11. Moribund patient not expected to live 24 hours with or without operation, determined by the treating physician
  12. Injury Severity Score of 75
  13. Subject has known sensitivities or allergies to the device materials
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00917852

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Sponsors and Collaborators
W.L.Gore & Associates
Principal Investigator: Mark Farber, M.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Responsible Party: W.L.Gore & Associates Identifier: NCT00917852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TAG 08-02
Study First Received: June 8, 2009
Results First Received: April 4, 2012
Last Updated: July 26, 2017

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on September 21, 2017