Prospective study on embolization of intracranial aneurysms with the pipeline device: the PREMIER study 1 year results
New England Center for Stroke Research, Department of Radiology
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Cardiovascular Diseases | Cardiovascular System | Health Services Administration | Neurology | Radiology
BACKGROUND: Preliminary clinical studies on the safety and efficacy of the pipeline embolization device (PED) for the treatment of small/medium aneurysms have demonstrated high occlusion rates with low complications.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the PED for treatment of wide necked small and medium intracranial aneurysms.
METHODS: PREMIER is a prospective, multicenter, single arm trial. Patients were treated with the PED for unruptured wide necked aneurysms, measuring < /=12 mm along the internal carotid artery or vertebral artery, between July 2014 and November 2015. At 1 year post-procedure, the primary effectiveness endpoint was complete occlusion (Raymond grade 1) without major parent vessel stenosis ( < /=50%) or retreatment, and the primary safety endpoint was major stroke in the territory supplied by the treated artery or neurologic death.
RESULTS: A total of 141 patients were treated with PEDs (mean age 54.6+/-11.3 years, 87.9% (124/141) women). Mean aneurysm size was 5.0+/-1.92 mm, and 84.4% (119/141) measured < 7 mm. PED placement was successful in 99.3% (140/141) of patients. Mean number of PEDs implanted per patient was 1.1+/-0.26; a single PED was used in 92.9% (131/141) of patients. At 1 year, 97.9% (138/141) of patients underwent follow-up angiography with 76.8% (106/138) of patients having met the study's primary effectiveness endpoint. The combined major morbidity and mortality rate was 2.1% (3/140).
CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of wide necked small/medium aneurysms with the PED results in high rates of complete occlusion without significant parent vessel stenosis and low rates of permanent neurologic complications.
TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT02186561.
aneurysm, artery, brain, flow diverter, intervention
DOI of Published Version
J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Jul 15. pii: neurintsurg-2019-015091. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2019-015091. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of neurointerventional surgery
Hanel RA, Puri AS. (2019). Prospective study on embolization of intracranial aneurysms with the pipeline device: the PREMIER study 1 year results. Radiology Publications. https://doi.org/10.1136/neurintsurg-2019-015091. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/486