The objective of this study was to report the 5-year outcomes of the Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption clinical trial of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the Ovation stent graft (Endologix, Irvine, Calif) for elective treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
The study comprised 161 patients who underwent EVAR as part of the prospective, international, multicenter pivotal Ovation stent graft trial. The main inclusion criteria were AAA diameter ≥5 cm, proximal neck length ≥7 mm, neck angulation ≤60 degrees, and bilateral iliac fixation length ≥10 mm. The primary end point was a composite outcome of primary clinical success at 5 years. Primary clinical success was defined in accordance with the Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines as successful aneurysm exclusion without aneurysm-related death, type I or type III endoleak, graft infection or thrombosis, aneurysm expansion, aneurysm rupture, graft migration, or conversion to open repair. Secondary end points included freedom from reintervention, all-cause mortality, and aneurysm-related mortality. There were no migrations or conversions to open repair and 99% freedom from aneurysm-related mortality. These results suggest a less invasive on-label endovascular option for patients with challenging anatomy who may otherwise require hybrid or open repair.
Reference link- https://www.jvascsurg.org/article/S0741-5214(20)30209-3/fulltext