Endologix’ EVAS FORWARD Global Registry finds positive Nellix outcomes at two years

Endologix' Nellix
Endologix’ Nellix

Data from Endologix’ Global Registry have found 98% freedom from persistent endoleaks with its Nellix system at two-year follow-up, among other positive results. The patient cohort—of which over one-third exhibited complex anatomies—also experienced strong aneurysm and cardiovascular-related mortality results and zero secondary interventions for Type II endoleaks.

This two-year clinical data from the company’s EVAS FORWARD – Global Registry, a post-market study that prospectively enrolled patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms who were treated with the Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system were presented by Andrew Holden, associate professor of Radiology at Auckland City Hospital (Auckland, New Zealand) and one of the principal investigators of the EVAS FORWARD – Global Registry, at the 2016 VEITH symposium.

The Global Registry data covers a total of 300 patients treated with the Nellix system, enrolled in Europe and New Zealand, with two-year follow-up. Key highlights from the data included:

  • 37% of the patients had complex anatomies
  • 98% freedom from any persistent endoleaks at latest follow-up
  • No secondary interventions for Type II endoleaks
  • 97% freedom from aneurysm-related mortality
  • 99% freedom from cardiovascular mortality

Holden comments, “The two-year results from the EVAS FORWARD – Global Registry confirm the significant potential for EVAS with Nellix to treat a broad range of patients and provide excellent results, especially within the indications for use. In addition, the continued low rates of aneurysm and cardiovascular-related mortality suggest that EVAS with Nellix may provide additional benefits beyond traditional EVAR.”

John McDermott, chief executive officer of Endologix, says, “We are encouraged by the two-year results from the Nellix EVAS FORWARD – Global Registry and have validated that EVAS with Nellix provides the lowest rates of endoleak of all endovascular AAA technologies. We would like to thank the study investigators for their ongoing contributions and look forward to initiating phase two of the Registry to include the Nellix Gen2 system and our refined indications, which we expect will provide exceptional clinical outcomes.”