IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today the publication of results from its pivotal, multicenter, prospective clinical trial of the Company's Powerlink® System for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) using an anatomical fixation technique with a suprarenal aortic extension.
The trial demonstrated 100% procedural technical success, with no aneurysm-related mortality, no conversions to open repair, no aneurysm ruptures, and no device migrations. In addition, core laboratory assessments of aneurysm and stent graft imaging results identified no stent fracture or graft failure, no Type III or Type IV endoleaks, and significantly reduced mean aneurysm sac diameter at the current two-year follow-up.
Stuart A. Harlin, MD (Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL and trial investigator) said, "In applying evidence-based medicine to the treatment of AAA, it is clear that these results, coupled with prior multicenter trial published results, demonstrate the significant clinical benefits of the anatomical fixation technique. This is particularly important in patients with challenging aortic neck anatomy, as seen in 93% of patients in this trial. As a physician who prefers suprarenal placement to maximize proximal seal, I am delighted to have the benefits of anatomical fixation coupled with a suprarenal aortic extension."
The trial publication, which is titled "Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using an anatomical fixation technique and concomitant suprarenal orientation: results of a prospective, multicenter trial," is currently available online in the Annals of Vascular Surgery, and will be published in the October issue of the journal. The publication was authored by site principal investigators Stuart A. Harlin, MD,
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