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Long-term Benefit of Aortic Stent-graft in Patients With Distal Aortic Dissection

This study has been terminated.
(Not enough participants enrolled)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jong-Min Song, Asan Medical Center Identifier:
First received: May 13, 2011
Last updated: January 13, 2015
Last verified: January 2015

Background: Aortic stent-graft is useful to occlude intimal tear and prevent further dilatation of the false lumen in patients with aortic dissection. The long-term benefit of aortic stent-graft in patients with uncomplicated distal aortic dissection has not been well demonstrated, especially in patients at high risk of aneurysmal change and death.

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to evaluate long-term clinical benefit of stent-graft insertion performed just after the acute phase into the descending thoracic aorta in patients with distal aortic dissection and at high risk of aneurysmal change of the dissected aorta.

Condition Intervention Phase
Aortic Dissection Aortic Aneurysm Stent-graft Procedure: Aortic stent-graft Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Jong-Min Song, Asan Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aortic aneurysm and death [ Time Frame: 4 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Events and complications [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    paraplegia cerebrovascular accident aorta surgery

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Early intervention
Early intervention: stent-graft just after acute phase
Procedure: Aortic stent-graft
Early intervention with aortic stent-graft
No Intervention: Conservative
Conservative: medial follow-up without early intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Uncomplicated distal aortic dissection
  • Initial false lumen diameter >= 22 mm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Old age (> 75 years old)
  • Other comorbidity or malignancy with life expectancy < 5 years
  • Complicated dissection requiring aortic surgery or intervention
  • Sudden death in acute phase
  • Marfan syndrome
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01354119

Korea, Republic of
Asan Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 138-736
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asan Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jong-Min Song, Associate professor, Asan Medical Center Identifier: NCT01354119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ADdistal_graft
Study First Received: May 13, 2011
Last Updated: January 13, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017