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InterSEPT: In‐Tunnel SeptRx European PFO Trial (InterSEPT)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2011 by SeptRx, Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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SeptRx, Inc. Identifier:
First received: June 28, 2011
Last updated: June 29, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

June 28, 2011
June 29, 2011
June 2011
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Safety: Major Adverse Events defined as composite rate of all death, stroke, device embolization, tamponade, and device related re‐intervention or surgery [ Time Frame: One (1) month ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Efficacy: Device success defined as PFO closure at 6 months post procedure by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with contrast valsalva bubble study. [ Time Frame: Six (6) months ]
Same as current
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InterSEPT: In‐Tunnel SeptRx European PFO Trial
InterSEPT: In‐Tunnel SeptRx European PFO Trial: A Prospective, Multi‐Center Study to Evaluate the Safety and Performance of the SeptRx IPO PFO Closure System
The objective of this study is to determine the safety, performance, and effectiveness of the SeptRx IPO PFO Closure System in the treatment of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) in patients who are amenable to percutaneous closure of their PFO defects.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Foramen Ovale, Patent
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Heart Septal Defects
Device: Transcatheter PFO closure with the SeptRx Intrapocket PFO Occluder (IPO)
Transcatheter PFO closure
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Zimmermann WJ, Heinisch C, Majunke N, Staubach S, Russell S, Wunderlich N, Sievert H. Patent foramen ovale closure with the SeptRx device initial experience with the first "In-Tunnel" device. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Sep;3(9):963-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2010.04.019.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
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June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient must be ≥ 18 years of age and ≤ 70 years of age
  • The patient is willing to comply with specified follow-up evaluations
  • The patient or legally authorized representative has been informed of the nature of the study, agrees to its provisions and has been provided written Notice of Informed Consent, approved by the appropriate Ethics Committee (EC)
  • PFO flat width of 4-14mm (approximate PFO balloon diameter of 2.5-9mm) and PFO length of 4-20mm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or nursing subjects and those who plan pregnancy in the period up to 1 year following index procedure
  • Other medical illness (e.g., cancer, known malignancy, congestive heart failure, organ transplant recipient or candidate) or known history of substance abuse (alcohol, cocaine, heroin etc.)
  • Known hypersensitivity or contraindication to aspirin, heparin, clopidogrel/ticlopidine, Nitinol, and/or contrast sensitivity that cannot be adequately pre‐medicated
  • Currently participating in another investigational study, or participation in another clinical trial in the previous 3 months
  • PFO flat width <4mm or >14mm to begin the trial. PFO flat width <4mm or >19mm when the second size device is ready
  • PFO length <4mm or >20mm
  • Active endocarditis, active bacterial infection, or other infection producing bacteremia or sepsis
  • History of chronic or sustained arrhythmia
  • Congenital or structural heart disease other than PFO
  • Thrombus at the intended site of implant or documented venous thrombosis in venous access
  • Severe pulmonary hypertension
  • Vascular anatomy unable to accommodate the appropriate‐sized sheath for device introduction
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Confinement to bed (increased risk for clot formation)
  • Prior cardiac surgery, including implantation of active cardiac devices
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
France,   Germany
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Beverly Tang, SeptRx, Inc.
SeptRx, Inc.
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SeptRx, Inc.
June 2011

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP