Research Study: TAMBE AAA

Study Sponsor:
W.L. Gore & Associates
Study Investigator:
Jesse Manunga, MD
Study Contact:

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About this Study:

Prospective, non-randomized, multicenter study with two independent arms: 1) Primary Study Arm - TAAA and Pararenal aneurysms requiring only TAMBE System. Hypothesis-driven analysis. 2) Secondary Study Arm - TAAA requiring TAMBE System and CTAG Device(s). Non hypothesis-driven analysis.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aortic aneurysm involving the visceral vessels requiring treatment defined as at least one of the following:
    • Fusiform aneurysm diameter ≥ 5 cm
    • Saccular aneurysm (no diameter requirement)
    • Rapid aneurysm growth (≥ 5 mm in one year)
  • Aortic aneurysm that involves the abdominal aorta, with:
    • Involvement of at least one visceral vessel and aneurysmal extension as far as 65 mm proximal to the celiac artery, and/or
    • No normal aorta between the upper extent of aneurysm and renal artery(s)
  • Adequate access for TAMBE Device components (femoral, axillary, and / or brachial arteries as required)
  • Age ≥ 19 years at the time of informed consent signature
  • Male or infertile female
  • Patient assessment favors an endovascular approach when compared to open surgical repair, as deemed by the treating physician
  • Capable of complying with protocol requirements, including follow-up
  • An Informed Consent Form signed by Subject or legal representative
  • Sufficient distal landing zones in both iliac arteries, with at least one patent internal iliac artery and without planned placement of a branched iliac device, or planned coverage/occlusion/embolization of any patent internal iliac artery.
  • Appropriate aortic anatomy to receive the TAMBE Device defined as all of the following:
    • For the TAMBE aortic component, proximal aortic landing zone diameters between 22-34 mm
    • Proximal seal zone ≥ 20 mm in length
    • Aortic neck angle ≤ 60°
    • Distal landing zone (iliac arteries) 8-25 mm
    • Distal seal zone in iliac arteries of at least 10 mm in length
    • Renal artery landing zone diameters between 4-10 mm
    • Celiac and superior mesenteric artery landing zone diameters between 5-12 mm
    • ≥ 15 mm landing zone in each branch vessel
    • Landing zones in the proximal and distal aorta and all branch vessels cannot be aneurysmal, heavily calcified, or heavily thrombosed
    • Patent left subclavian artery

Secondary Study Arm Only:

  • If aneurysm extends greater than 65 mm above celiac artery, proximal extension with a CTAG Device is required. The aortic landing zone diameter treatment range with the CTAG Device is 19.5-32 mm.
  • The most proximal aspect of the aneurysm is at least 2.0 cm distal to the left subclavian artery.
  • The most proximal aortic device seal zone will be within native aorta or a previously-deployed TAG or CTAG Device • Placement inside a Dacron graft or another device manufacturer's stent graft will not be supported.


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