IRVINE, Calif., April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lombard Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:EVAR), a medical device company focused on endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), today announced the successful enrollment of the first patients in its post-marketing surveillance program for Aorfix™. Aorfix is the first and only endovascular stent graft with global approvals for the treatment of patients with aortic neck angulations up to 90 degrees, often a feature of complicated anatomies.
The surveillance program is designed to assess freedom from aneurysm-related mortality at five years after AAA treatment with Aorfix, and plans to enroll 234 patients. Results will be collected on a non-randomized basis from up to 50 enrolled centers in the United States.
"Our clinical trials have firmly established that Aorfix is uniquely able to deliver consistently strong results in patients with AAA neck angles below 60 degrees as well in more challenging cases with neck angles between 60 and 90 degrees," said Lombard Medical CEO Simon Hubbert. "With the launch of our rigorous surveillance program, we look forward to demonstrating Aorfix's long-term performance, which we believe will give physicians added confidence that this stent graft is the right choice to treat patients with the broadest range of AAA anatomies."
Lombard Medical has partnered with the Vascular Quality Initiative® (VQI) Endovascular AAA Registry™, the PATHWAYS™ cloud-based data platform, and M2S Preview® 3D modelling to track outcomes in patients treated with Aorfix at VQI centers nationwide. Aorfix is the first infrarenal AAA stent graft to use the VQI EVAR Registry for a post-marketing surveillance program.
AAAs affect 200,000 Americans each year, and occur when a weak area of the abdominal aorta expands and is at risk of rupture, which may lead to death if left untreated. AAAs are treated by the placement of an endovascular stent graft, such as Aorfix, into the area of the aneurysm to strengthen the weakened wall of the abdominal aorta.
The Vascular Quality Initiative and M2S Inc.
The Vascular Quality Initiative® is a distributed network of regional groups that use the Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization and the M2S cloud based system to collect and analyze data to improve the quality of vascular health care. Through regional quality group meetings, VQI participants share data to develop quality improvement projects designed to standardize processes, improve outcomes, and reduce complications and costs. Currently the VQI includes 12 registries including the VQI Endovascular AAA Registry. In addition to clinical registries, M2S serves as a Core Lab for post-approval surveillance projects.
About Lombard Medical, Inc.
Lombard Medical, Inc. is an Irvine-based medical device company focused on device solutions for the $1.6 billion per year abdominal aortic aneurysm repair market. The Company's lead product, Aorfix™, is an endovascular stent graft which has been specifically designed to solve the problems that exist in treating complex tortuous anatomy, which is often present in advanced AAA disease. Aorfix has been used to treat more than 4,000 patients worldwide. For more information, please visit www.lombardmedical.com.
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