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Transcatheter Aortic Valve

Portico Valve for Aortic Stenosis (PORTICO-IDE Trial)

Led By Gregory P Fontana, MD
Research Sponsored by Abbott Medical Devices
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Subject has symptomatic aortic stenosis as demonstrated by New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification of II, III, or IV
Subject is 21 years of age or older at the time of consent
Must not have
Subject's access vessel (subclavian/axillary) has a distance between the annular plane and the integrated sheath distal tip <17 cm (6.7")
Active bacterial endocarditis within 6 months prior to the index procedure
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up one year
Awards & highlights


This trial is testing a new heart valve to see if it is safe and effective in treating aortic stenosis in high and extreme risk patients.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults over 21 with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis who are at high or extreme risk for surgery, as determined by specific health criteria and consultations. Participants must be able to attend follow-up visits, have certain heart function classifications (NYHA II-IV), and an aortic annulus size of 19-27mm. Exclusions include recent heart attacks, certain valve abnormalities, blood disorders, uncontrolled coronary artery disease, kidney failure on dialysis, active infections within the past six months, life expectancy less than one year due to other diseases.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The PORTICO trial tests the safety and effectiveness of the St Jude Medical Portico Transcatheter Heart Valve in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not good candidates for traditional surgery. The study compares this new device against commercially available transcatheter valves using transfemoral (through the leg) and alternative delivery methods.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include bleeding complications due to anti-clotting medications used during the procedure; vascular complications from inserting devices into blood vessels; irregular heartbeats; stroke; infection risks associated with any invasive procedure; damage to surrounding structures like arteries or ventricles.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I have symptoms of aortic stenosis and my activity is somewhat to severely limited.
I am 21 years old or older.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
My blood vessel near the shoulder is less than 6.7 inches from a specific point.
I have not had a serious heart infection in the last 6 months.
My heart valve is thickened and near the artery openings.
My aorta is heavily calcified, making certain heart procedures complicated.
I have a thickened heart muscle, with or without blockage.
I have severe kidney problems or am on long-term dialysis.
I do not have major aortic disease like large aneurysms or severe artery twists.
I have a history of heart bypass surgery that may affect treatment access.
I have a heart valve implant or severe heart valve issues.
I have a history of bleeding or clotting disorders.
I have severe heart failure requiring medication or mechanical support.
I have a heart condition that hasn't been treated but needs surgery.
I need emergency surgery.
My heart's pumping ability is severely reduced.
My blood vessels in the hip area are not severely blocked or twisted, making it safe for certain medical procedures.
My aortic valve is either congenital unicuspid, bicuspid, or non-calcified.
I need medication or a device to help my heart pump blood.
I have severe aortic valve disease with more leakage than narrowing.
My heart's aortic opening is either smaller than 19 mm or larger than 27 mm.
I have a condition that makes heart access through the chest difficult.
My arteries near the shoulder are very narrow or twisted.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~one year
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and one year for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Percentage of Patients With Major Vascular Complications (Primary Safety Endpoint- FlexNav Delivery System Study)
Primary Effectiveness Endpoint (Randomized IDE Cohort)
Primary Safety Endpoint (Randomized IDE Cohort)
Secondary outcome measures
Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) Overall Summary Score (Randomized IDE Cohort)
Percentage of Patients With All-cause Mortality or Disabling Stroke (Nested Valve-in-Valve Registry)
Percentage of Patients With Composite Safety Endpoint (Nested Valve-in-Valve Registry)
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Trial Design

4Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Randomized IDE Cohort, Portico ValveExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Portico transcatheter aortic valve and Portico delivery system. Status: ACTIVE, NOT ENROLLING.
Group II: Nested Valve-in-Valve RegistryExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Subjects who have documented failed aortic surgical valve prosthesis and are deemed eligible to receive a transcatheter Portico valve Status: ACTIVE, ENROLLING.
Group III: FlexNav Delivery System StudyExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Portico transcatheter aortic valve and FlexNav delivery system Status: ACTIVE, NOT ENROLLING
Group IV: Randomized IDE Cohort, CAVActive Control1 Intervention
Any FDA approved, commercially-available transcatheter aortic valve (CAV). Status: ACTIVE, NOT ENROLLING.

Research Highlights

Information in this section is not a recommendation. We encourage patients to speak with their healthcare team when evaluating any treatment decision.
Mechanism Of Action
Side Effect Profile
Prior Approvals
Other Research
Aortic valve stenosis is commonly treated through surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). SAVR involves open-heart surgery to replace the diseased valve with a mechanical or biological prosthetic valve, which improves blood flow and reduces symptoms by eliminating the obstruction. TAVR, a less invasive alternative, involves threading a catheter through the blood vessels to implant a new valve within the diseased aortic valve. This method is particularly beneficial for high-risk patients who may not be suitable candidates for open-heart surgery. Both treatments aim to restore normal valve function, thereby improving cardiac output and alleviating symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue, which are critical for enhancing the quality of life and survival in patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low risk patients.Medical Treatment of Aortic Stenosis.Transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Abbott Medical DevicesLead Sponsor
644 Previous Clinical Trials
404,936 Total Patients Enrolled
22 Trials studying Aortic Valve Stenosis
8,102 Patients Enrolled for Aortic Valve Stenosis
Gregory P Fontana, MDPrincipal InvestigatorLos Robles Regional Medical Center
Raj R Makkar, MDPrincipal InvestigatorCedars-Sinai Medical Center

Media Library

Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System (Transcatheter Aortic Valve) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02000115 — N/A
Aortic Valve Stenosis Research Study Groups: Randomized IDE Cohort, Portico Valve, Randomized IDE Cohort, CAV, Nested Valve-in-Valve Registry, FlexNav Delivery System Study
Aortic Valve Stenosis Clinical Trial 2023: Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02000115 — N/A
Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System (Transcatheter Aortic Valve) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02000115 — N/A
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