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Vascular Surgery Research Trial for Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Opens for Recruitment

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January 24, 2010

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TAG 08-03: For Individuals Diagnosed with an Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Vascular Surgery Research TAG 08 01 Name of Research Trial:

Evaluation of the GORE Conformable TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis for the Primary Treatment of Aneurysms of the Descending Thoracic Aorta (Clinical Study) TAG 08-03

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 because they have been diagnosed with a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm. The aorta is a large blood vessel that carries blood away from your heart to organs in the rest of your body. An aneurysm is a bulge in the artery that is caused by weakening in the artery wall. Over time, this bulge may continue to grow larger and rupture (break open).

The purpose of this research study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of an investigational stent graft to treat aneurysms 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 Anna Busman at 312-695-3410 or e-mail abusman@nmh.org

Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Last UpdateDecember 2, 2011