This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition aortic aneurysm
Treatment endoluminal graft
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Arizona Heart Institute
Collaborator Endologix
Start date August 2000
End date December 2012
Trial size 34 participants
Trial identifier NCT00549354, 00-005


The Bifurcated PowerLink System is intended to provide a permanent alternative conduit for blood flow within a patient's abdominal vascular system, which excludes the aneurysmal sac from blood flow and pressure.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Mortality Rate
time frame: one year
Major complications: myocardial infarction, coronary intervention, respiratory failure, aneurysm rupture, kidney failure, stroke or death
time frame: one year

Secondary Outcomes

Delivery and stent graft deployment success
time frame: 1 month, 6 month, and 12 months
Apposition to the vessel wall
time frame: 1 month, 6 month, and 12 months
Device Integrity
time frame: 1 month, 6 month, and 12 months
Stent graft patency, occlusion (non-patency) and migration
time frame: 1 month, 6 month, and 12 months
Duration of surgical procedure and hospitalization
time frame: 1 month, 6 month, and 12 months
Time spent in the ICU
time frame: 1 month, 6 month, and 12 months
Amount of blood loss and number of patients requiring blood transfusion with stored blood
time frame: 1 month, 6 month, and 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - ≥ 18 years old - Informed consent understood and signed - Will comply with post-treatment follow-up requirements - Candidate for conventional open surgical repair Anatomic Inclusion Criteria: - Aneurysm is ≥ 4.0 cm in outer diameter or Saccular aneurysm ≥ 3.0 cm in outer diameter or Aneurysm ≥ twice the normal aortic outer diameter or rapidly growing aneurysm (≥ 5 mm over 6 months) Exclusion Criteria: - Life expectancy < 2 years - Participating in another clincal research study - Pregnant or lactating women - Acutely ruptured or leaking aneurysm, or vascular injury due to trauma - Patient has other medical or psychiatric problems, which in the opinion of the Investigator, precludes them from participating in the Study. - Contrast medium or anticoagulation drugs are contraindicated - Coagulopathy or bleeding disorder - Active systemic or localized groin infection - Inferior mesenteric artery is indispensable - Connective tissue disease (e.g. Marfan's Syndrome) - Creatinine level > 1.7 mg/dl - Thrombus at implantation sites

Additional Information

Official title Endologix Bifurcated PowerLink System Clinical Study
Principal investigator Edward B Diethrich, M.D.
Description An arterial anuerysm is a permanent, localized dilatation of an artery with an increase in diameter ≥ 50% larger than the normal artery. Although any artery may develop an aneurysm, they are most commonly seen in the abdominal aorta, the thoracic aorta, the popliteal artery and the common iliac artery. The use of intravascular stents and endoluminal grafts to exclude natural arterial aneurysms or treat occlusive vascular lesions has been evaluated in a number of preclinical studies. Endovascular stent graft implantation obviates the need for abdominal surgery by using the peripheral arteries as a route to the aneurysm, and stents provide a means of graft attachment other than sutures. The goal of endoluminal grafting is the same as that of conventional repair and allows insertion of a resilient conduit between the ends of the aneurysm to exclude it from the circulation and prevent rupture of the aneurysm. This is a Phase 2 Clinical Study of the Bifurcated PowerLink System (Endoluminal Graft) for the treatment of abdominal infrarenal aorto-iliac aneurysmal disease (AAA). Diagnostic imaging methods such as Spiral CT Scans, angiography, ultrasound and fluoroscopy imaging will be used to choose the sites for placement of the device and to assure precise deployment. The Delivery Catheter allows endovascular placement of the Device (endoluminal graft) via either retrograde (femoral or iliac arteries) or antegrade (brachial arteries) approaches. The Endoluminal Graft (ELG) is a self-expanding metal alloy stent cage, which is covered on the outside by a thin walled ePTPE graft material. The graft material is fully supported throughout the entire ELG length. The ELG is also available in a bifurcated configuration. The bifurcated delivery catheter is available in various diameters and working lengths. The catheter consists of an introducer sheath with homeostatic vavle and an inner shaft. The inner shaft is an obturator with a tapered tip connected to a rear obturator by means of a hypotube. The main body of the ELG is compressed around the hypotube then loaded into the Delivery Catheter. The contralateral and ipsilateral limbs of the ELG are compressed in their respective limb covers and loaded into the Delivery Catheter. The inner shaft accommodates a standard .035 inch guidewire. The concurrent surgical control and test patients' participation in the Study will include enrollment, the Investigational Device procedure or surgical repair and follow-up period. Patient data will be collected during: pre-operative, operative and post-operative follow-up at discharge and at 1 month. Long term follow-up for both the concurrent surgical controls and test patients will continue for 6 and 12 months to support a PMA. Extended follow-up may be required until the Investigational Device is approved under a PMA, or up to 5 years follow-up under Post Market Surveillance requirements.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Arizona Heart Institute.