On June 12, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened a meeting of the Circulatory System Devices Panel to advise on the safety and effectiveness of the INCRAFT® AAA Stent Graft System for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and to consider a premarket approval application sponsored by Cordis, Inc., for Unique identifier: NCT01664078 based on the results of the pivotal INSPIRATION trial (URL: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01664078 ). The INCRAFT® AAA Stent Graft System is designed for endovascular repair of infrarenal AAAs with complex aortic anatomies. The stent-graft system utilizes nitinol stent and polyester graft technology in an ultra-low profile delivery system, with the goal of isolating the aneurysmal sac and preventing sac rupture. The multicenter, prospective, non-randomized investigation trial met its primary composite safety and effectiveness endpoints but also showed higher-than-anticipated rates of stent fracture and endoleaks. The committee discussion focused on how these events impact the long-term safety and effectiveness, as well as the benefit/risk profile, of the device. While the panel acknowledged the risk of the device, the panel's final vote supported that the benefits of the INCRAFT AAA Stent Graft System outweigh the risks and that a post-marketing study should be mandated. The FDA approved the device for use in complex access anatomies in December 2018.
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2019-05-01, Volume 20, Issue 5, Pages 403-408, Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc.
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