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Pipeline™ Flex Embolization Device With Shield Technology™ Clinical Study (PFLEX)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic Neurovascular Clinical Affairs Identifier:
First received: March 6, 2015
Last updated: March 3, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The objective of the study is to assess the incidence of safety outcomes in patients treated with Pipeline™ Flex embolization device with Shield Technology™.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pipeline™ Flex Embolization Device With Shield Technology™ Clinical Study

Further study details as provided by Medtronic Neurovascular Clinical Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Occurrence of major stroke or neurological death [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Device related neurologic adverse event rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2015
Study Completion Date: November 4, 2016
Primary Completion Date: November 4, 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Neuroradiologists and surgeons practice

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject has provided written informed consent using the IRB/EC-approved consent form and agrees to comply with protocol requirements.
  2. Age 18-80 years.
  3. Subject has already been selected for flow diversion therapy as the appropriate treatment.
  4. Subject has an unruptured target intracranial aneurysm (IA).
  5. Subject has a target IA located in the anterior or posterior circulation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Major surgery in the past 30 days.
  2. Any known contraindication to treatment with the Pipeline™ Flex embolization device with Shield Technology™ per Instructions for Use.
  3. Pregnant or breast-feeding women or women who wish to become pregnant during the length of study participation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02390037

United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic Neurovascular Clinical Affairs
Principal Investigator: Edoardo Boccardi, M.D. Ospedale Niguarda "Ca' Granda"
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medtronic Neurovascular Clinical Affairs Identifier: NCT02390037     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NV PED 09
Study First Received: March 6, 2015
Last Updated: March 3, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017