30 patients will be enrolled in a prospective, multi-center, one-arm study, enrolling patients with claudication and chronic limb ischemia scheduled for lower limb venous bypass grafting on clinical grounds with single segment autologous saphenous vein. Subjects will be followed for 5 years, with follow up visits at 1, 3, 6, 12 months, 2, 3, 4, 5, years post operation.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Patient scheduled for infrainguinal peripheral artery bypass surgery with single segment autogenous saphenous vein.
  2. Rutherford classification 3-6
  3. Adequate revascularization target defined as an infrainguinal arterial segment distal to the area of stenosis/occlusion which can support a distal anastomosis of a surgical bypass.
  4. Patient is able and willing to give their informed written consent.
  5. Patient is able and willing to comply with study follow up requirements.
  6. Patient is ≥ 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Patients indicated for endovascular treatment
  2. Prior surgical bypass procedure in ipsilateral lower limb.
  3. Active ulcer/infection/gangrene at the intended distal anastomosis site.
  4. Severe vein varicosity
  5. Saphenous vein with external pressurized diameter of less than 3.5 mm or more than 8 mm.
  6. Spliced vein technique
  7. In-situ vein technique
  8. Pedal/plantar distal anastomosis
  9. Planned above ankle amputation on ipsilateral limb within 4 weeks of index procedure.
  10. Patients with history of hypercoagulable conditions.
  11. Patients with significant stenoses distal to the planned anastomotic site and any other known conditions that could adversely affect graft patency.
  12. Concomitant life-threatening disease likely to limit life expectancy to less than 2 years.
  13. Contraindication to recommended study medications
  14. Participating in any other investigational study for either drug or device which can influence collection of valid data under this study.

Study Design

Study Type
Intervention Model
Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Vein graft to be treated with FRAME
  • Device: FRAME
    External support for vein grafts in peripheral bypass surgery

Recruiting Locations

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Freshta Akbari

More Details

Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd.

Study Contact

Mary Beth Marks, RN, BSN


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