Dissections of the Descending Thoracic Aorta
dissections of the descending thoracic aorta clinical trial
UVa Health System, Department of Interventional Radiology seeks Women and Men, ages 18 or older with dissections of the descending thoracic aorta for research study.
The purpose of the study is to test the safety and effectiveness of the GORE Conformable TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis (the investigational stent-graft) when used to treat dissections of the descending thoracic aorta. A dissection is a condition where the inside layer of the aorta tears, allowing blood to enter between the vessel walls.
This study involves up to 9 study visits over a 5 year period. The first and second visits may be combined into one visit and will involve your stay in the hospital for the study procedure. After this, you will need to return to UVA 30 days, 6 months, and then once every year for a total of 5 years for follow up. Each of the follow up visits will last about 3 hours.
Participant’s insurance company will be billed for medication, tests and procedures. or
No compensation is provided for this study.
For more information please contact:
Surgical Therapeutic Advancement Center
IRB-HSR # 14755
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alan Matsumoto