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Technical success from endovascular aneurysm repair in the post-marketing era: a multicenter prospective trial.
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PMID:  12522699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Evaluation of post-marketing success with the Ancure Endovascular Graft (AEG) was accomplished by review of a multicenter, prospective trial involving 46 centers and 163 patients. A second cohort of patients (n = 350) treated with the AEG under a controlled-use interval prior to the prospective trial was simultaneously evaluated. Technical success in both groups of patients (96.9% and 97.4%, respectively) was similar to what was reported in pre-market clinical trials. Operative implantation complications unique to the AEG included graft limb stenosis/occlusion in 35.6 and 31.4%, contralateral pull wire being caught on hooks in 33.7 and 28%, failure to seal (type I endoleak) in 17.2 and 18.3%, jacket guard being stuck in 12.9 and 11%, contralateral wire being stuck in 6.8 and 7.1%, high jacket retraction force in 16 and 8.5%, and inability to retract jacket in 1.8 and 0.5% of patients involved in the multicenter trial and controlled-use interval, respectively. One of four patients undergoing conversion in the prospective trial had graft misdeployment as a mode of failure. Three were converted for access failure. The 30-day mortality rate in the prospective trial was 3.7%. Interventions to resolve implantation-related events included stenting, guide catheter manipulations, wire exchanges, and delivery catheter disassembly. These interventions were successful in virtually every case. Open surgical procedures were not needed to correct these operative problems. Results from this study demonstrate excellent technical success with the AEG in the post-market era. Interventions to resolve implantation complications, when utilized, are highly successful in facilitating AEG implantation and providing technical success.
Thomas C Naslund; Stacey Y Becker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2003-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-19     Completed Date:  2003-05-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2735, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / adverse effects
Intraoperative Complications
Product Surveillance, Postmarketing*
Prospective Studies
Prosthesis Design
Retrospective Studies

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