IRVINE, Calif., March 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lombard Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVAR), a medical device company focused on Endovascular Repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), today announced that Dainis Krievins, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Vascular Surgery, University of Latvia, will present on the new Altura® Endovascular Stent Graft in a late breaking AAA presentation at the ninth annual Houston Aortic Symposium being held March 3-5 in Houston.
The Houston Aortic Symposium has been designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. In addition to AAA, session topics will include Valve/Ascending, Arch/carotid, Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms (DTAA), Dissection, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Genetics, Imaging/Trauma, and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms (TAAA). It is held in conjunction with the University of Texas, Medical School at Houston and Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute.
“The Houston Aortic Symposium is a great platform upon which to introduce the new Altura stent graft to a global audience as we work towards starting our Investigational Device Exemption study planned for next year,” said Lombard CEO Simon Hubbert. “We’d like to thank Dr. Krievins for his early Altura clinical work and his continued preceptorship training of new physician users as we expand our Altura commercial launch into the UK and German markets.”
About Lombard Medical, Inc.
Lombard Medical, Inc. is an Irvine, CA-based medical device company focused on the $1.7bn market for minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The Company has global regulatory approval for Aorfix™, an endovascular stent graft which has been specifically designed to treat patients with the broadest range of AAA anatomies, including aortic neck angulation up to 90 degrees. The Company has also achieved CE Mark for the Altura™ endograft system, an innovative ultra-low profile endovascular stent graft that offers a simple and predictable solution for the treatment of more standard AAA anatomies. Altura was launched in Europe in January 2016, with an international rollout planned for later in 2016. For more information, please visit www.lombardmedical.com.
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For further information: Lombard Medical, Inc. Simon Hubbert, Chief Executive Officer Tel: 949 379 3750 / +44(0)1235 750 800 William J. Kullback, Chief Financial Officer Tel: 949 748 6764
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