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Vascular Surgery Research Trial for Aortic Dissection Opens for Recruitment

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January 24, 2010

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TAG 08-01: For Individuals Diagnosed with an Acute Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection

Vascular Surgery Research TAG 08 01 Name of Research Trial:

Evaluation of the GORE Conformable TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis for Treatment of Acute Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection (Clinical Study) TAG 08-01

Principal Investigator: 

Mark K. Eskandari, MD

IRB Project Number: 


Description of Research Trial:

This research study is looking for individuals to participate in this study who have been diagnosed with an acute complicated type B aortic dissection. The aorta is a large artery (blood vessel) that carries blood away from your heart to organs in the rest of your body. A dissection is a condition where the inside layer of the aorta tears, allowing blood to enter between the vessel walls. When the blood enters into the walls it cannot reach the organs effectively. If the blood continues to fill the walls, pressure can build-up and the wall of your aorta is in danger of breaking open.

The purpose of this research study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of an investigational stent when used to treat dissections of the descending thoracic aorta. Follow-up will occur at 1, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months and will include a physical exam as well as a CT scan and x-ray of the stent graft.

Research Trial Contact Information:

For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact Eileen McDonald at 312-695-3410 or e-mail emcdona1@nmh.org.

Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Last UpdateDecember 2, 2011