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Study Details - ID: CHLA-18-00110
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Congenital heart malformations
Purpose of Research:
To assess the survival rate of subjects at 6 and 12 months following implantation of the Bioabsorbable pulmonary valved conduit. To assess the rate of conduit failures at 6 months, requiring re-intervention or reoperation.
Short Name:
Xeltis Bioabsorbable Pulmonary Valved Conduit Early Feasibility Study
Full Title of Study:
Prospective, non-randomized, open label clinical study to assess the feasibility of the Bioabsorbable pulmonary valved conduit in subjects undergoing Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (RVOT) reconstruction
Phase/Type of Study:
Phase I
1. Patient requiring Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (RVOT) reconstruction, suitable for 16mm or 18mm valved conduit. 2. Male or Female 3. Age > 2 years and < 22 years 4. Right Ventricular to Pulmonary Artery peak gradient > 35mm Hg or moderate or severe Pulmonary regurgitation (≥ 3+), or have both (except for the patients undergoing a Ross procedure).
Time Commitment/Requirements:
This is a 5 year study and clinical data will be collected at the time of pre-implant baseline, implant, and planned follow-ups at Day 1, Day 7/Discharge (whatever comes first), 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months and 60 months post implant.
Primary Investigator:
Cynthia Herrington, MD
Coordinator Contact Name:
Brandi Scott or Sharon Tang
Phone Number:
323-361-7086 or 323-361-7299
Email: or
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