The purpose: To determine the safety and efficacy of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) HALO Ultra system in patients with Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia patient cohort (GAVE). Research design: This is a prospective observational study. Procedure Used: Radiofrequency Ablation Risks and potential benefits: There are no risks associated with this study as it is a retrospective chart review. Potential benefits include the knowledge gained from this study which may be of help to patients in the future. Importance of knowledge that may reasonably be expected to result The knowledge gained from this study may be of help to other patients in the future.



Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 100 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • In-patients
  • Patients diagnosed with GAVE
  • Patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation with HALO ULTRA device

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients who were not diagnosed with GAVE
  • Patients undergoing RFA with HALO ULTRA device for diseases other than GAVE.
  • Patients with GAVE receiving other endoscopic therapies like argon plasma coagulation (APC) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with devices other than HALO ULTRA

Study Design

Study Type
Observational [Patient Registry]
Observational Model
Time Perspective

Recruiting Locations

Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, Texas 77030
Prithvi Patil, MS

More Details

The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Study Contact

Prithvi B Patil, MS

Detailed Description

The purpose of this study is to see how well study device works at treating people with Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE). The device has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is a part of standard of care. You have been invited to join this research study because you require diagnostic or therapeutic evaluation of the Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia by RFA.

This is a single -site study being performed at the University of Texas Health Science Center. The study will enroll a total 1000 patients with GAVE. This study is purely observational and will collect clinical information regarding your GAVE


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