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Vein External Support Trial (VEST)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd. Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2011
Last updated: May 18, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
Prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled pilot study to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the VGS Fluent external support device, supporting saphenous vein grafts in patients with coronary heart disease.

Condition Intervention
Coronary Heart Disease Device: Fluent (VGS Fluent external support device)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Vein External Support Trial

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Further study details as provided by Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd.:

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment
Device applied to saphenous vein graft
Device: Fluent (VGS Fluent external support device)
Fluent external support device applied to saphenous vein graft
No Intervention: Control
Saphenous vein graft without device support


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Primary Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient scheduled for on-pump CABG on clinical grounds
  2. Vein grafts indicated for right and circumflex coronary arteries and LIMA indicated for the LAD on clinical grounds
  3. Native circumflex and right coronary arteries have at least one stenosis in each vessel> 75%

Primary Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Concomitant non-CABG cardiac procedure
  2. Prior peripheral vascular or cardiac surgery
  3. Emergency CABG surgery (cardiogenic shock, inotrophic pressure support, IABP)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01415245

United Kingdom
Royal Brompton Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Harefield Hospital
Middlesex, United Kingdom
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd. Identifier: NCT01415245     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-01-01
Study First Received: August 10, 2011
Last Updated: May 18, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017