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Clinical Investigation of the Freedom SOLO Stentless Heart Valve

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00876525
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 2, 2020
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Brief Summary:
This is a trial to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the Freedom SOLO heart valve when used to replace a diseased or dysfunctional aortic valve or aortic valve prosthesis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Valve Diseases Device: Freedom SOLO Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Investigation of the Freedom SOLO Stentless Heart Valve
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 1, 2017

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Drug Information available for: Diazepam

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Freedom SOLO stentless valve Device: Freedom SOLO
The Freedom SOLO heart valve prosthesis is a stentless bioprosthesis manufactured with bovine pericardium.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The complication and survival rates for the Freedom SOLO stentless valve. [ Time Frame: Preoperatively, at implant, early postoperative, late postoperative, 1 year, annually until study completion. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hemodynamic performance of the Freedom SOLO stentless valve. Clinically significant improvement in overall patient condition. [ Time Frame: Preoperatively, at implant, early postoperative, late postoperative, 1 year, annually until study completion. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient is male or female 18 years old or older.
  • The patient is willing to sign the informed consent.
  • The patient which preoperative evaluation indicated the need for native or prosthetic aortic valve replacement.
  • Any patient amenable to aortic valve replacement with biological prosthesis should be enrolled in the study, even in conjunction with valve repair, coronary artery bypass grafting and other procedures.
  • The patient is located in a geographic location that will enable the subject to return to the study site for all follow-up examinations (i.e. geographically stable).
  • Patient will be available to the investigator(s) for postoperative follow-up beyond one year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient has preexisting valve prosthesis in the mitral, pulmonary or tricuspid position.
  • The patient requires a double or triple valve replacement (a valve repair is not considered an exclusion criterion).
  • The patient has a previously implanted SOLO valve, within the clinical study, that requires replacement.
  • The patient has active endocarditis.
  • The patient is or will be participating in a concomitant research study of an investigational product.
  • The patient is a minor, intravenous drug user, alcohol abuser, prisoner, institutionalized, or is unable to give informed consent.
  • The patient has a major or progressive non-cardiac disease that, in the investigator's experience, results in a life expectancy of less than 1 year, or the implant of the device produces an unacceptable increased risk to the patient.
  • The patient is pregnant or lactating.
  • Patients with congenital bicuspid aortic valve.
  • Patients are known to be noncompliant or are unlikely to complete the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00876525

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Markus Thalmann, MD KH Hietzing Wien
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: LivaNova Identifier: NCT00876525    
Other Study ID Numbers: V10604
First Posted: April 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Keywords provided by LivaNova:
Heart diseases.
Aortic valve diseases.
Aortic valve insufficiency.
Aortic valve stenosis.
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases