The Medtronic CoreValve™ Evolut R™ CE Mark Clinical Study

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Aortic Stenosis


Device: The CoreValve™ Evolut R TAV™ system

Study type


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Details and patient eligibility


To assess the safety and clinical performance of the CoreValve™ Evolut R™ System.

Full description

The study objectives are to assess the safety and clinical performance of the CoreValve™ Evolut R™ System in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are considered at high through extreme risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. These objectives will be accomplished by a prospective clinical study involving up to 60 implanted subjects among up to six study centers.


60 patients




No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Severe aortic stenosis, defined as aortic valve area of < 1.0 cm2 (or aortic valve area index of < 0.6 cm2/m2) by the continuity equation, AND mean gradient > 40 mmHg or maximal aortic valve velocity > 4.0 m/sec by resting echocardiogram.

  2. Estimated 30 day mortality risk of > 15% by study center Heart Team assessment,33 OR at least two cardiovascular surgeons from the study center deny surgery because of prohibitive operative risk, estimated to be a combined >50% risk of irreversible mortality or morbidity.

  3. Symptoms of aortic stenosis, and NYHA Functional Class II or greater.

  4. The subject meets the legal minimum age to provide informed consent based on local regulatory requirements, and has provided written informed consent as approved by the EC/IRB of the respective clinical site.

  5. The subject and the treating physician agree that the subject will return for all required post-procedure follow-up visits.

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Clinical exclusion criteria:

  6. Subject has been offered SAVR but has declined.

  7. Any condition considered a contraindication for placement of a bioprosthetic valve (e.g. subject is indicated for mechanical prosthetic valve).

  8. Known hypersensitivity or contraindication to Nitinol.

  9. Blood dyscrasias as defined: leukopenia (WBC <1000 mm3), thrombocytopenia (platelet count <50,000 cells/mm3), history of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy, or hypercoagulable states.

  10. Untreated clinically significant coronary artery disease requiring revascularization.

  11. Severe left ventricular dysfunction with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <20% by echocardiography, contrast ventriculography, or radionuclide ventriculography.

  12. End stage renal disease requiring chronic dialysis of creatinine clearance < 20 cc/min.

  13. Ongoing sepsis, including active endocarditis.

  14. Any condition considered a contraindication to extracorporeal assistance.

  15. Any percutaneous coronary or peripheral interventional procedure with a bare metal stent performed within 30 days prior to Heart Team assessment, or within six months prior to Heart Team assessment for procedures with a drug eluting stents.

  16. Symptomatic carotid or vertebral artery disease or successful treatment of carotid stenosis within eight weeks of Heart Team Assessment .

  17. Cardiogenic shock manifested by low cardiac output, vasopressor dependence, or mechanical hemodynamic support.

  18. Recent (within 6 months of Heart Team assessment) cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  19. Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding that would preclude anticoagulation.

  20. Subject refuses a blood transfusion.

  21. Severe dementia (resulting in either inability to provide informed consent for the study/procedure, prevents independent lifestyle outside of a chronic care facility, or will fundamentally complicate rehabilitation from the procedure or compliance with follow-up visits).

  22. Estimated life expectancy of less than 12 months due to associated non-cardiac co-morbid conditions.

  23. Other medical, social, or psychological conditions that in the opinion of the Investigator precludes the subject from appropriate consent or adherence to the protocol required follow-ups exams.

  24. Currently participating in an investigational drug or another device study (excluding registries).

  25. Evidence of an acute myocardial infarction ≤30 days before the index procedure.

  26. Need for emergency surgery for any reason.

  27. Liver failure (Child-C).

  28. Subject is pregnant or breast feeding.

    Anatomical exclusion criteria:

  29. Pre-existing prosthetic heart valve in any position.

  30. Mixed aortic valve disease (aortic stenosis with moderate or severe aortic regurgitation).

  31. Severe mitral regurgitation.

  32. Severe tricuspid regurgitation.

  33. Moderate or severe mitral stenosis.

  34. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

  35. Echocardiographic or Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (MSCT) evidence of intracardiac mass thrombus or vegetation.

  36. Congenital bicuspid or unicuspid valve verified by echocardiography.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

60 participants in 1 patient group

The CoreValve™ Evolut R TAV™ system
Experimental group
CoreValve™ Evolut R™ System which consists of the Evolut R™ Transcatheter Aortic Valve (26 & 29 mm sizes), EnVeo R™ Delivery Catheter System with Enveo InLine™ Sheath, and EnVeo R™ Loading System
Device: The CoreValve™ Evolut R TAV™ system

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