Study details

ETTAA is a five-year observational study organised and run by Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and funded by the National Institute for Health Research’s Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme.

Chief Investigator: Mr Stephen Large
Trial Coordinating Centre & sponsor: Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
NIHR portfolio no: 15992
Ethics no: 13/WM/0507
Start date: February 2014
End date: December 2019
Grant awarded: £1.6million
Funder: The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
HTA reference: 11/147/03
Target accrual: 2200 patients
Design: A prospective cohort

Eligibility criteria:

The ETTAA study is currently recruiting participants. Please take a look at our local contact information section to find out which centres around the country are taking part in the study. If you have further questions please contact the ETTAA study coordinator directly to discuss your eligibility for the study.

You are eligible to partake in the ETTAA study if:

  • You are over 18 years old
  • You have Chronic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (CTAA) larger than or equal to 4cm on the arch or descending aorta
  • You are able to give informed consent

You are unable to take part in the ETTAA study if:

  • Intervention required below the level of the coeliac axis
  • You have acute dissection or malperfusion syndromes (such as myocardial infarction, acute stroke or limb ischaemia)

Siobhan Costello, Clinical Trials Coordinator
Tel 01480 364980
Email phn-tr.ettaastudy@nhs.net

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