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The GORE Viabahn Endoprosthesis for the Treatment of Venous Occlusions and Stenoses

This study has been terminated.
(Poor enrollment and advances in venoplasty only techniques of the femoral vein)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lawrence (Rusty) Hofmann, Stanford University Identifier:
First received: July 22, 2011
Last updated: April 26, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
To study the safety and efficacy of drug coated stents for the treatment of venous occlusions and stenoses in the lower extremity. The use of the device for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease is approved by the FDA, however, the use of the device in venous occlusions and stenoses, although performed by some practitioners, has not yet been studied in detail.

Condition Intervention
Venous Thrombosis
Device: Gore Viabahn Heparin Coated Stent

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of GORE VIABAHN Endoprosthesis With Heparin Bioactive Surface for the Treatment of Venous Occlusions and Stenoses

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Stent Migration or Stent Fracture [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  • Stent Migration or Stent Fracture [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Primary patency rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Freedom from device-related amputation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Assisted-primary patency [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Secondary patency [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • Decrease in swelling of affected extremity [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • Venous Clinical Severity Score [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • VEINS-QOL [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • Villalta PTS Scale [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Venous Stent Arm
The study is a single treatment arm study and the venous stent will be placed in all eligible participants.
Device: Gore Viabahn Heparin Coated Stent
For subjects deemed to be suffering from chronic venous insufficiency of the femoral or popliteal veins, a Gore Viabahn stent will be implanted during a venoplasty procedure to determine whether the vein will stay open.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is at least 18 years old
  • Patient has clinical manifestations (i.e. symptoms and/or signs) of chronic DVT of an extremity. The Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) will be used to determine if the patient is currently suffering from chronic DVT, with a VCSS score of 4 or greater necessary for inclusion.
  • Imaging confirmation of venous occlusion or stenosis (>50%) involving the femoral, and/or popliteal veins
  • Obstructed vessel caliber can accommodate a 7FR System, from insertion site to target segment
  • Patient is able to read and answer a questionnaire in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of life-threatening reaction to contrast material
  • Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent, or return for required follow-up evaluations
  • Participating in another investigational study that has not completed follow-up testing
  • Cannot receive outpatient anticoagulation such as LMWH and/or vitamin K antagonists (VKAs)
  • Absolute contraindication to contrast media or renal insufficiency (baseline creatinine >2.0 mg/dL).
  • Either a history or presence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibodies
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01406795

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lawrence (Rusty) Hofmann MD Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lawrence (Rusty) Hofmann, Chief of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University Identifier: NCT01406795     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-01312011-7377  FDA IDE - G090054  IRB eProtocol - 14781  SPO # 49275 
Study First Received: July 22, 2011
Last Updated: April 26, 2016

Keywords provided by Stanford University:
Post Thrombotic Syndrome
Venous Stasis
Venous Occlusions
Venous Stenosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constriction, Pathologic
Venous Thrombosis
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Calcium heparin
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on February 20, 2017