Adults with a thoracic aortic lesion are needed for a research study.

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Principal Investigator
John A Kern
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Official Trial Title
SSB 11-02 Evaluation of the GORE TAG Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE Device) in the Treatment of Lesions of the Aortic Arch and Descending Thoracic Aorta
Study Description

The UVA Department of Surgery is conducting a research study on an investigational treatment for lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. The aorta is the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to organs in the rest of the body. Aortic lesions, including aneurysms, occur when there is a weakening in the walls of the blood vessel. If left untreated, these lesions can have dangerous effects.

The purpose of the study is to test the safety and efficacy of an investigational stent graft to block the flow of blood to the weakened blood vessel wall.

Participation involves the treatment, plus 7 study visits over approximately a 5 year period of time. Each visit will last about 1-1.5 hours.

Tests and procedures conducted for research purposes only will be provided at no cost. There is no compensation for this study. Participants may be reimbursed for travel expenses based on travel distance for study related visits.

For more information, please contact:
Surgical Therapeutic Advancement Center


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