A Study to Evaluate Proximal Aortic Seal Zone Stress and Strain Following Endovascular Aortic Repair


About this study

The purpose of this study is to obtain baseline stress and strain of abdominal aortic artery prior to endovascular repair, and to compare the variation in stress and strain of Ovation vs. Cook stent grafts immediately post-operativelythen after 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months following endovascular repair.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Scheduled for endovascular repair with stent grafts.
  • Willing to complete follow up schedule.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Over the age of 90 or under the age of 18 years. 
  • Patients who are pregnant. 
  • Any prior open AAA repair. 
  • Undergoing endovascular repair with stent grafts other than Ovation or Cook stent grafts.
  • BMI > 30.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Houssam Farres, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Mauricia Buchanan R.N.



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