Medtronic Says Pacifier Trial Study Met Primary Endpoint
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced completion of enrollment in IN.PACT SFA II, the U.S. arm of its clinical study for the IN.PACT Admiral drug-eluting balloon as a treatment for peripheral artery disease in the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal arteries (SFA and PPA).
IN.PACT SFA II is a prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial that enrolled 181 patients at more than 40 U.S. sites and randomized them 2:1 to treatment with either the IN.PACT Admiral drug-eluting balloon (study arm) or a traditional, non-coated angioplasty balloon (control arm). Its primary efficacy endpoint is primary patency, a measure of blood flow through the treated arterial segment, at 12 months.
The principal investigators of IN.PACT SFA II are interventional cardiologist Dr. John Laird, professor of medicine at the University of California Davis and medical director of the UC Davis Vascular Center, and vascular surgeon Dr. Peter Schneider, chief of the vascular therapy division at Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Hawaii Permanente Medical Group in Honolulu.
Results of IN.PACT SFA II will be combined with those from IN.PACT SFA I, which previously completed enrollment of 150 patients in Europe, to support a premarket approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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