This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition aortic coarctation
Treatment cheatham covered platinum stent
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Richard E. Ringel
Collaborator Harvard University
Start date July 2010
End date December 2012
Trial size 81 participants
Trial identifier NCT01278303, G060057a, RFD003898A


Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a congenital abnormality producing obstruction to blood flow through the aorta. Coarctation can occur in isolation, in association with bicuspid aortic valve or with major cardiac malformations. CoA accounts for 5-8% of the 8/1000 (4-6/10,000) children born with congenital heart disease. Most CoA is newly diagnosed in childhood; < 25% recognized beyond 10 yrs.

CoA is mostly repaired in childhood by surgery or by balloon catheter dilation. Recurrence rates range from 5-20%. Recurrence is often not recognized until adolescence. Balloon expandable stents have become the predominant therapy in the USA and Europe for CoA treatment in this age group. There are no FDA approved stents for this use. Biliary stents are currently being used off label. Enrollment into a trial of bare metal Cheatham Platinum (CP) Stents, designed for use in CoA, is completed. The Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST) aims to confirm safety and efficacy of CP Stent for native and recurrent CoA.

There are CoA patients with clinical situations that place them at high risk of aortic wall injury during bare metal stenting. Extreme narrowing, genetic aortic wall weakness and advanced age are examples. Patients may present with aortic wall injury (aneurysm) related to prior CoA repair. The occurrence after surgical repair is 3-4% and after balloon dilation 10-20%. Repair of these aneurysms is surgically challenging. The use of fabric-covered CP Stents to prevent or repair aortic wall injury has become the treatment of choice in Europe and recently in the US through the FDA Compassionate Use process. There are no alternative devices available in the US. COAST II will test safety and efficacy of Covered CP Stents to repair or prevent aortic wall injury associated with CoA.

Funding Source-FDA OOPD

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
cheatham covered platinum stent
A Cheatham covered platinum stent will be implanted in the Descending aorta to repair coarctation of the aorta in qualified patients.

Primary Outcomes

Primary Efficacy Outcome base on Severity of Illness.
time frame: 12 months
Safety Outcome
time frame: 30 days

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Efficacy Outcomes - 1 and 2 years
time frame: 1-2 years
Secondary Safety Outcomes - Adverse Events
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 8 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria:Inclusion criteria for use of a Covered CP Stent: Native or recurrent aortic coarctation*associated with one or more of the following: 1. Acute or chronic aortic wall injury+ 2. Nearly atretic descending aorta to 3 mm or less in diameter. 3. Genetic Syndromes associated with aortic wall weakening. Individuals with genetic syndromes such as Marfan Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome or familial bicuspid aortic valve and ascending aortic aneurysm 4. Advanced age. Men and woman aged 60 years or older. - The significance of aortic obstruction is left to the judgment of the participating investigator. indications might include mild resting aortic obstruction associated with: Exercise related upper extremity hypertension; Severe coarctation with multiple and/or large arterial collaterals; Single ventricle physiology Left ventricular dysfunction Ascending aortic aneurysm + Aortic wall injury might include: Descending aortic aneurysm Descending aortic pseudo-aneurysm Contained aortic wall rupture Non-contained rupture of the aortic wall Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient size too small for safe delivery of the device. The absolute lower limit for inclusion under this protocol is 20 kg. However, serious femoral artery injury can occur in small patients, particularly those in the 20-30 kg range and this risk must be reviewed in detail with parents or guardians of children in this weight range. 2. Planned deployment diameter less than 10 mm or greater than 22 mm 3. Location requiring covered stent placement across a carotid artery* 4. Adults lacking capacity to consent 5. Pregnancy - crossing or covering of a subclavian artery is acceptable in certain situations, but only after alternative treatments have been considered.

Additional Information

Official title Covered Cheatham Platinum Stents for the Prevention or Treatment of Aortic Wall Injury Associated With Coarctation of the Aorta
Principal investigator John Moore, MD
Description There are no prior trials of preventing or treating aortic injury associated with CoA and thus no basis for comparison. A single outcome assessment will not suffice since patients can receive a device for either indication. A 3-category Severity of Illness Scale (SIS) was developed based on clinical judgment of a panel of pediatric cardiologists and reviewed by a Data & Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) and the FDA Office of Device Evaluation. Five levels of severity have been defined for each of the 3 illness categories, including: Upper extremity hypertension, Upper to lower extremity pressure difference, and Severity of aortic wall injury. The DSMB will assign a level of illness from the SIS for each patient at baseline and one year follow up. Improvement by at least one level will indicate clinical importance. Safety is evaluated by identifying adverse events and comparing their occurrence to surgical repair of CoA in similar age groups reported in the medical literature.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Johns Hopkins University.