Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury
blunt thoracic aortic injury clinical trial
UVa Health System, Department of Interventional Radiology seeks Women and Men ages 18 or older with a blunt thoracic aortic injury.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational device called the Valiant Captivia stent graft in the treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) BTAI is when the thoracic aorta (the major blood vessel in your chest which carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body) has been injured due to traumatic force to the chest area. It is commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents. Your participation in this study will require 9 study visits over 5 years. Each visit will last about 1-1.5 hours. When you have completed the 5 year follow-up visit, your participation in the research study will end. All procedures and tests for this study are part of the routine evaluation for all patients at the University of Virginia who have injuries to their thoracic aorta.
You will be compensated $100 for your time and travel expenses for each study required follow-up evaluation which you complete at the University of Virginia (30 day, 6 month, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years). The total compensation will not exceed $700.
For more information please contact:
Surgical Therapeutic Advancement Center
IRB-HSR # 14797
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alan Matsumoto