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GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis - 45 mm for the Treatment of Aneurysms of the Descending Thoracic Aorta

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
W.L.Gore & Associates Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: March 4, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The objective of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of the 45 mm TAG device in subjects with aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta.

Condition Intervention Phase
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Device: GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis - 45 mm for the Primary Treatment of Aneurysms of the Descending Thoracic Aorta

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Further study details as provided by W.L.Gore & Associates:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Freedom From Major Adverse Events and Major Device Events Through 1 Year Post-treatment [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Major Adverse Event: a) requires therapy and short hospitalization (24 - 48 hours), b) requires major therapy, unplanned increase in level of care, prolonged hospitalization (>48 hours), c) permanent adverse sequelae, or d) death. (Sacks et. al.; JVIR, 1997; 8:137-149).

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis
Gore 45mm TAG Thoracic Endograft Implantation
Device: GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis
Other Name: GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis - 45 mm


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Presence of Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm deemed to warrant surgical repair

    • Fusiform (≥50 mm), or
    • Saccular (no diameter criteria)
  2. All proximal and/or all distal landing zone inner diameters between 37-42 mm

    • Diameter taper between proximal and distal landing zones and the ability to use devices of different diameters to compensate for the taper must be within device sizing guide specifications
  3. Proximal and distal landing zone length greater than 2.0 cm

    • Landing zone must not be aneurysmal, dissected, heavily calcified, or heavily thrombosed
  4. Life expectancy > 2 years
  5. Subject is open surgical candidate defined as:

    • Able to tolerate thoracotomy
    • American Society of Anesthesiologists class I-IV (class V excluded)
    • New York Heart Association class I-III or not applicable (class IV excluded)
  6. Male or infertile female
  7. Age greater than 21 years
  8. Able to comply with study protocol requirements, including follow-up

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Mycotic aneurysm
  2. Hemodynamically unstable aneurysm rupture
  3. Aortic dissection
  4. Planned occlusion of left carotid or celiac arteries
  5. Planned concomitant surgical procedure (other than left subclavian transposition), or major surgery within 30 days of treatment date
  6. Myocardial infarction or stroke within 6 weeks of treatment
  7. Pre-treatment creatinine > 2.0 mg/dL
  8. Degenerative connective tissue disease, e.g. Marfan's or Ehler-Danlos Syndrome
  9. Participation in another drug or device study within 1 year of treatment
  10. History of drug abuse within 6 months of treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00608829

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
W.L.Gore & Associates
Principal Investigator: Michel Makaroun, MD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: W.L.Gore & Associates Identifier: NCT00608829     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TAG 06-02
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Results First Received: August 18, 2010
Last Updated: March 4, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases processed this record on September 25, 2017