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BEnefit of Arterial Preparation by LONGitudinal Scoring (BELONG)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03721939
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2020 by VentureMed Group Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 26, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VentureMed Group Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the artery preparation concept is to perform regular longitudinal micro-incisions on the inner side of the artery ("scoring") and therefore promote a regular expansion of atheroma by balloon inflation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Peripheral Arterial Disease Device: FLEX Scoring Catheter Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: BEnefit of Arterial Preparation by LONGitudinal Scoring Before Paclitaxel Eluting Balloon Angioplasty of the Superficial Femoral and Popliteal Artery
Actual Study Start Date : October 24, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Angioplasty

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: FLEX Scoring Catheter plus DEB
The target lesion is prepared by the FLEX Scoring Catheter® with a 30° rotation between each passage. Angioplasty is performed during 3 minutes with paclitaxel-coated balloon(s) (PCB), all along the target lesion.
Device: FLEX Scoring Catheter
Vessel preparation with the FLEX Scoring Catheter® with a 30° rotation between each passage is performed, followed by a DEB angioplasty.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Absence of clinically driven target lesion revascularization (CDTLR) at 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. Occurrence of death from cardiovascular origin [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. Occurrence of major amputation of target limb [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Primary patency of the treated lesion (defined by PSVR ≤ 2.5 at duplex scan) [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
  2. Absence of CDTLR [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  3. Absence of major amputation [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
  4. Change in ankle brachial index (ABI) [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
  5. Change in Rutherford class of symptom [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 Months ]
  6. Technical success of the scoring procedure [ Time Frame: Average of 2 hours ]
  7. Proportion of luminal gain [ Time Frame: Average of 2 hours ]
  8. Occurrence of dissection [ Time Frame: Average of 2 hours ]
  9. Proportion of stent implantation [ Time Frame: Average of 2 hours ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients ≥ 18-year-old, with symptomatic lower extremity occlusive arterial disease
  • Rutherford class of symptom 2 to 5
  • Atheromatous ≥ 70 % stenosis or occlusion of SFA and/or PA
  • Absence of > 50% residual stenosis of the run-in vessels at the end of procedure
  • Presence of at least one patent (no ≥ 50 % stenosis) run-off tibial or fibular vessel to the foot at the end of procedure
  • De novo or restenotic lesions, including in-stent restenosis
  • Willingness to participate in the study and signature of informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Renal failure with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) 30 ml/min or below, estimated by the Cockroft-Gault equation.
  • Women who are pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant during the duration of the study
  • Recent artery thrombosis, at risk of distal embolization during percutaneous procedure
  • Previous use of a PCB in the lesion during last 15 months
  • Extremely calcified lesions, defined by calcification involving ³ 270° of the artery circumference over ³ 15 cm.
  • Sub-intimal recanalization
  • Tortuous contra-lateral femoral access with difficult cross-over
  • Previous or planned surgery of the target lesion
  • High risk of bleeding
  • Contra-indication to dual antiplatelet therapy for one month, and/or to single antiplatelet therapy for 1 year
  • Allergy to aspirin, clopidogrel or heparin
  • Life expectancy less than one year

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03721939

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Contact: Jill Schweiger 763-296-2021

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Hôpital Cantonal de Fribourg Recruiting
Fribourg, Switzerland
Contact: Periard, MD         
Principal Investigator: Daniel Periard, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Rolf Engelberger, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
VentureMed Group Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Daniel Periard, MD Fribourg Cantonal Hospital
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Responsible Party: VentureMed Group Inc. Identifier: NCT03721939    
Other Study ID Numbers: BELONG Study
First Posted: October 26, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2021
Last Verified: October 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases