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The objective of this postmarket, retrospective, single center study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients who have received PhotoFix® Decellularized Bovine Pericardium (PhotoFix) as a patch within a cardiac surgical repair or reconstruction procedure. PhotoFix is prepared from bovine pericardium, which is stabilized using a dye-mediated photo-oxidation process and sterilized using aseptic processing techniques.


Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Anomaly

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Detailed Description

This study will include a review of approximately 300 charts spanning the implant period of January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Those that meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria will undergo full review and data extraction to be captured in the electronic database. Given the retrospective nature of the study design, a Waiver of Consent will be requested from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Potential subjects this study are pediatrics or adults who underwent cardiac repair surgery that necessitated the use of a patch. Targeted cardiac procedures include intracardiac repair (including annulus and septal repair), great vessel repair (including superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, pulmonary arteries, pulmonary veins, and ascending aorta), and suture line buttressing and pericardial closure. Follow-up data will be abstracted from the subject's medical record. Study specific testing, including imaging and laboratory testing, will not be required.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Subject has undergone a cardiac procedure which falls within the indications for use and required the use of PhotoFix Decellularized Bovine Pericardium

Exclusion Criteria:

Subject required valve leaflet repair using PhotoFix


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Download Date

January 13, 2023

Principal Investigator

Christopher W Baird, MD


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Primary Contact Information

Jaye Espy

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For more information and to contact the study team:

Retrospective Evaluation of Photo-oxidized Decellularized Bovine Pericardium in Cardiac Repair or Reconstruction Surgery NCT05314868 Jaye Espy 617-355-1914