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Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters (PRESERVE)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2015 by New England Research Institutes
IVC Filter Study Group Foundation (IDE Sponsor)
ALN Implants Chirurgicaux
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
Cordis Corporation
Rex Medical
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New England Research Institutes Identifier:
First received: March 2, 2015
Last updated: March 23, 2017
Last verified: October 2015
PRESERVE is a multi-center, prospective, open-label, non-randomized investigation of commercially available IVC filters from 6 manufacturers placed in subjects for the prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE). This study will enroll approximately 1,800 IVC filter subjects at up to 60 sites in the US. All treated subjects will be evaluated at procedure, 3-months, 6-months (phone), 12-months, 18-months (phone), and 24-months post-procedure. The primary objective of this investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical investigation is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the commercially available IVC filters (retrievable and permanent) in subjects with clinical need for mechanical prophylaxis of PE with an IVC filter.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Embolism
Device: IVC Filter

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters

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Further study details as provided by New England Research Institutes:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Composite safety endpoint of freedom from clinically significant perforation after successful filter placement, filter embolization, caval thrombotic occlusion, deep vein thrombosis, and perioperative serious adverse event [ Time Frame: within first 365 days (± 30 days) ]
    Clinically significant perforation is defined as protrusion of filter legs through the wall of the IVC causing hemorrhage or hematoma or touching, impressing, or perforating another organ or that triggers the decision to remove the filter; resulting in an attempt to remove the IVC filter or requiring other intervention. Filter embolization is defined as movement of the filter or its components to a distant anatomic site completely out of the target zone after successful filter placement, confirmed by imaging. Caval thrombotic occlusion is defined as presence of an occluding thrombus in the IVC after filter insertion and documented by ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, venography, or autopsy; this may be symptomatic or asymptomatic after successful filter placement. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is defined as new symptomatic DVT post-deployment, as determined by standard of care imaging. Serious adverse event is defined by ISO 14155.

  • Composite effectiveness endpoint of procedural and technical success without occurrence of clinically significant pulmonary embolism [ Time Frame: at 12-months in-situ or 1-month post-retrieval (whichever comes first) ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1800
Study Start Date: October 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
IVC Filter
IVC filter for the prevention of PE
Device: IVC Filter


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects requiring the placement of one of 6 IVC filters for the prevention of PE.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or Female, age 18 years or older;
  • Requires IVC filter for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE);
  • Provide written informed consent and written HIPAA authorization prior to initiation of study procedures;
  • Willing to comply with the specified follow-up

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is unable to participate in study evaluations pre- and post-treatment
  • Known sensitivity to contrast or serious contrast reaction such as anaphylaxis for which premedication is known to be unsuccessful in alleviating symptoms
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02381509

Contact: Jessica Lamp, BA 617-972-3140
Contact: Sandi Siami, MPH

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Sponsors and Collaborators
New England Research Institutes
IVC Filter Study Group Foundation (IDE Sponsor)
ALN Implants Chirurgicaux
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
Cordis Corporation
Rex Medical
Study Chair: David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS Southcoast Health System
Study Chair: Matt Johnson, MD Indiana University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: New England Research Institutes Identifier: NCT02381509     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M01482
Study First Received: March 2, 2015
Last Updated: March 23, 2017

Keywords provided by New England Research Institutes:
inferior vena cava filters

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Embolism
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017