Last updated on February 2018

ANCHOR (Aneurysm Treatment Using the Heli-FX Aortic Securement System Global Registry)


Brief description of study

Subjects who meet inclusion/exclusion criteria and who are treated with the Aptus Heli-FX EndoAnchor System in conjunction with commercially available non-Aptus Endografts will be divided, as appropriate, into two groups.

  1. Primary Group- Subjects undergoing initial (primary) endovascular repair of an AAA where the investigator believes the proximal aortic neck is challenging such that the risk of failure or fixation and/or sealing is great enough so that the use of the Heli-FX EndoAnchor System is warranted.
  2. Revision Group- Those subjects who have previously undergone an EVAR procedure where the investigator believes that use of the Heli-FX EndoAnchor System is warranted to A- Treat existing graft migration and/or type 1a endoleak, with or without the concurrent use of other devices. B- Treat subjects believed to be at risk for migration and/or Type 1a endoleak

Subjects must sign an ICF prior to obtaining any study specific information. Subjects are eligible to be consented up to 30 days post-procedure.

Enrolled subjects will be followed as per local 'standard of care' for up to 5 years post procedure. Study recommended follow-up is per SVS and ESVS guidance.

Detailed Study Description

Study Arms:

Abdominal Arm: Subjects with abdominal aortic aneurysms that do not require placement of EndoAnchors above the level of the renal arteries will be considered part of the abdominal arm. If a renal artery or any visceral artery requires (a) chimney procedure(s), the subject will be considered part of the Advanced Disease arm.

Thoracic Arm: Subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms that do not require placement of any EndoAnchors proximal to the left common carotid artery (LCCA) or distal to the celiac artery. Thoracic procedures which require arch vessel transposition(s) or bypass procedures to the LCCA or brachiocephalic artery, chimney procedures into any arch or visceral artery(s), or hybrid open-endovascular repairs to the aorta will be considered part of the Advanced Disease Arm.

Advanced Disease Arm: To collect data on consecutively treated patients, the Advanced Disease Arm will be comprised of subjects that required placement of EndoAnchors proximal to the LCCA or in the visceral segment of the aorta distal to the celiac artery and proximal to the renal arteries. Subjects with thoracic procedures which require arch vessel transposition(s) or bypass (except to the left subclavian artery) or hybrid open-endovascular procedures as well as those with abdominal or thoracic procedures that require chimney procedures into any renal or visceral artery should also be included in the Advanced Disease arm.

Primary Group: Assess the Aptus HeliFX Aortic Securement System placed at the time of initial endograft implantation, either to prevent endograft migration and Type Ia endoleak, or to treat Type Ia endoleak evident at the time of implantation.

Revision Group: Assess the Aptus HeliFX Aortic Securement System in subjects with previously implanted commercial endografts, for the prevention of graft migration and the treatment of Type Ia endoleak.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01534819

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Benjamin Pearce, MD

University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL United States
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Hannah Wessels

Arizona Heart Institute
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John L McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital
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Loma Linda VA Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA United States
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El Camino Hospital
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Harbor - UCLA
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Yale University School of Medicine
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Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, FL United States
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Florida Hospital
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University of South Florida
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Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Honolulu, HI United States
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University of Chicago
Chicago, IL United States
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HeartCare Midwest
Peoria, IL United States
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Evanston Hospital
Skokie, IL United States
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Southern Illinois University
Springfield, IL United States
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Division of Cardiac Surgery UMD School of Medicine
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD United States
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Boston, MA United States
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Michigan Vascular Center
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William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI United States
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Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH United States
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Albany Medical Center
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New York University
New York, NY United States
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Department of Surgery Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY United States
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Stony Brook University Medical Center
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Carolina Vascular-Mission Hospital
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UNC
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Carolinas Health Care Div. of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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Duke University Medical Center
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Cleveland Clinic
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Pinnacle Health
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Lexington Medical Center
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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga
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Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN United States
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Scott and White Medical Center
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Norfolk Sentara Hospital
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Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
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Henri Mondor Hospital
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Deutsches Herzzentrum
Berlin, Germany
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Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
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University Hospital Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
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Park Hospital Leipzig
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St. Bonifatius Hospital
Lingen, Germany
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Klinikum Ludwigsburg
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LMU Kilinikum der Universitaet Muenchen
Munich, Germany
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Technical University of Munich
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St. Franzsikus-Hospital GmbH
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Klinikum Nuremberg
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University of Siena
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Rijnstate Hospital
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St. Antonius Hospital
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Maasstad Hospital Rotterdam
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Thorax Institute Hospital Clinic
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Malmo University Hospital
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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
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Emory University Hospital
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Montefiore Medical Center
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A. . Landeskrankenhaus - Universit tskliniken Innsbruck
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Allgemeines Krankenhaus - Universit tskliniken Wien
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H pital Pontchaillou
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Nouvel H pital Civil
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Medizinische Fakult t der RWTH
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Pius Hospital
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Katharinen hospital
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Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi
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AO Universitaria Policlinico
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Medisch Spectrum Twente
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
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