Pivotal Study of a Next-Generation Balloon-Expandable Stent-Graft for Treatment of Iliac Occlusive Disease

Jean Bismuth, Bruce H. Gray, Andrew Holden, Christopher Metzger, Jean Panneton

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Purpose: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a next-generation balloon-expandable stent-graft for the treatment of arterial occlusive disease in patients with de novo or restenotic lesions in the common and/or external iliac arteries. Methods: A prospective, multicenter, single-arm safety and efficacy study (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02080871) of the VBX Stent Graft for treatment of de novo or restenotic lesions in the iliac arteries was conducted under an Investigational Device Exemption at 26 US sites and 1 New Zealand center. The study eligibility criteria were established with the aim of enrolling more "real-world" patients compared with previous iliac stent studies supporting Food and Drug Administration approval. The study enrolled 134 patients (mean age 66±9.5 years; 79 men) with 213 iliac lesions. Three-quarters of the population (101, 75.4%) had Rutherford category 3 ischemia, and 43 (32.1%) patients presented with TASC II C/D lesions. The primary endpoint was a composite of device- or procedure-related death within 30 days, myocardial infarction within 30 days, target lesion revascularization (TLR) within 9 months, and amputation above the metatarsals in the treated leg within 9 months. Results: In all, 234 devices were implanted in 213 lesions with 100% technical success; 57 (42.5%) patients received kissing stents at the aortic bifurcation. No devices exhibited a discernable change in length after final deployment as determined by independent core laboratory quantitative angiographic analysis. At 9 months, 3 (2.3%) of 132 patients (1 lost to follow-up, 1 unrelated death) experienced a major adverse event (3 TLRs) related to the primary endpoint. At 9 months, there were no device-related serious adverse events or unanticipated adverse device effects. Conclusion: The next-generation balloon-expandable stent-graft demonstrated notable 9-month safety and efficacy in treating iliac occlusive disease in patients reflecting common clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-637
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Endovascular Therapy
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017


  • aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • balloon-expandable stent
  • claudication
  • common iliac artery
  • external iliac artery
  • occlusion
  • peripheral artery disease
  • stenosis
  • stent-graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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