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Carotid Stenting in Patients With High Risk Carotid Stenosis ("Soft Plaque") (MOMA)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Centro Cardiologico Monzino Identifier:
First received: January 10, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted
Stenting is an alternative to traditional surgery in the treatment of carotid stenosis.The intra and/or postprocedural cerebral embolization remains the most frequent complication. Thanks to the systematic use of cerebral protection systems, these complications have reduced.A debate concerning which cerebral protective device should be more effective is still ongoing.

Condition Intervention
Carotid Stenosis Device: carotid stenting with MOMA Device: Carotid stenting with filter wire EZ

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Randomized Trial of Proximal-versus Distal Cerebral Protection on Micro Embolization During Carotid Artery Stenting in Patients With High Risk Lipid Palque

Further study details as provided by Centro Cardiologico Monzino:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of Microembolization signals (MES) detected with transcranal doppler [ Time Frame: 6 different phases of carotid stenting (lesion wiring; predilation; stent crossing of the lesion; stent deployment; stent post dilation; device tetruieval/deflation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical success [ Time Frame: In hospital and 30 days ]
    Assesment of any clinical and neurological complication (death, any stroke, TIA; myocardial infarction).

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: carotid stenting with MOMA Device: carotid stenting with MOMA
The MOMA system is an endovascular catheter for proximal protection during carotid stenting. The system allows a concomitant balloon occlusion of both external and common carotid arteries leading to blood flow reversal within the internal carotid artery.
Active Comparator: Carotid stenting with filter wire EZ Device: Carotid stenting with filter wire EZ
The filter wire EZ a distal protection system that is placed in he distal internal carotid artery before carotid stenting. The filter should entrap almost all the debries that are generated during endovascular procedure. At the end of the procedure the filter is retrieved throught a dedicated retrieval catheter.
Other Name: Filterwire EZ - Boston Scientific


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

-patients with monolateral, significant, soft carotid stenosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with controlateral carotid occlusion
  • patients with critic stenosis of the external carotid
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01274676

Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS
Milan, Italy, 20138
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centro Cardiologico Monzino
Principal Investigator: Piero Montorsi, MD Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Piero Montorsi, MD, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS Identifier: NCT01274676     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S111/508
Study First Received: January 10, 2011
Last Updated: January 10, 2011

Keywords provided by Centro Cardiologico Monzino:
carotid plaque

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constriction, Pathologic
Carotid Stenosis
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Carotid Artery Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017