Last updated on December 2018

CATCH [Short Name for: Coil Application Trial in China]

Brief description of study

The scope of this trial is the collection and analysis of effectiveness and safety endpoints, related to the use of the MicroPort NeuroTech Coil Embolization System in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.

Detailed Study Description

A cerebral aneurysm (also known as an intracranial or intracerebral aneurysm) is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons out and fills and intermixes with parent artery blood. Aneurysms can occur at any age. Global incidence varies by country, with reports of prevalence ranging from 5.1 to 19.6 cases per 100,000 persons. With the development of imaging technology and the greater attention paid by people to their overall health,there will be more aneurysms be detected. The combination of sophisticated imaging equipment, more frequent use of imaging in patients, and the aforementioned emphasis on optimum health, has led to a greater proportion of asymptomatic aneurysms being discovered.

The most common type of aneurysms are saccular; and, aneurysms are more likely to occur in women. The most devastating presentation of an intracranial aneurysm is subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). It is estimated that, on average, five percent of the population is afflicted and the incidence of aneurysm rupture (SAH) is between 6 and 9 per 1000 000 individuals . Mortality can approach 50%, with fewer than 60% of survivors returning to independent living.

Invasive treatment of aneurysms began with an open surgical procedure referred to as 'surgical clipping'. This treatment was once considered the gold standard treatment for aneurysms. The first neurovascular interventional medical device was the Guglielmi Detachable Coil (GDC), which was developed and tested in the mid-1990s and was introduced by Dr. Guido Guglielmi and Target Therapeutics, Fremont, California. These bare platinum coils were electrolytically detached for placement in the aneurysm sac. It took approximately one decade to prove coiling superiority over surgical clipping, after publication of the results of the ISAT Study. Since that time, coils have become more sophisticated in makeup and conformation. Coil use is also a mainstay for neurovascular procedures.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02990156

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