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MIST II PFO-Migraine Trial With BioSTAR® Bioabsorbable Septal Repair Implant

2014-07-24 14:25:48 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of the study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of PFO closure with the BioSTAR Septal Repair Implant System in a population of patients that have refractory migraine (with aura) and who have failed medications.

Description

During the last five years, transcatheter and surgical closure of PFO in the cyrptogenic stroke and TIA population has grown in frequency world-wide. Observational retrospective reports, from both single and multi-center experiences of over 400 patients, suggest Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure to reduce the risk of recurrent migraine events in these populations may be beneficial, particularly for those patients in the migraine with aura subgroup. Although none of these reports are from prospective, randomized, controlled trials, the reports are compelling enough in their totality to support further investigation of a well defined group in a prospective manner. The patients reported in these studies were brought to PFO closure with no expectation of their procedure having any impact on their migraine. In fact, in many cases, the discovery of a history of migraine was not made until well after the PFO closure procedure.

This clinical trial will prospectively compare the safety and effectiveness of PFO closure with the BioSTAR device to a control arm. Patients will be followed one year post-implant.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Migraine

Intervention

BioSTAR Septal Repair Implant System, Sham Procedure

Location

New England Center for Headache
Stamford
Connecticut
United States
06902

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

NMT Medical

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:25:48-0400

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