IRVINE, Calif., March 09, 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 the first Altura® Endovascular Stent Graft Live Case Physician Training Workshop was completed on March 7, 2016, by Dainis Krievins, MD, PhD, Professor & Department Head of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at the Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital in Riga, Latvia.
Prof. Krievins was one of the first physicians to use the Altura device and has extensive clinical experience in a wide range of AAA anatomies. The Lombard Altura Live Case Physician Training Workshop is designed to provide real time clinical experience to physicians who are interested in using the Altura stent graft system. The training workshop includes a full technical review of the device, review of the patient selection criteria and indications for use, and the device implant procedure. Physician attendees also participated in a case planning exercise that includes patient CT scan analysis, device sizing considerations, and tips and tricks for a successful procedure. These classroom sessions were followed by the observation of Prof. Krievins doing live AAA repairs using the Altura Endograft System.
“We are pleased to have developed and completed the first Altura live case physician training workshop in Europe and look forward to hosting more training meetings in the future,” said Prof. Krievins. “We have broad clinical experience with the Altura device with more than 30 implants since 2014 and have incorporated the Altura stent graft in our AAA practice as our go to stent graft for normal AAA anatomy. We have been impressed with our clinical results and find the device to be one of the most versatile and easiest to use endovascular stent grafts available.”
“The Lombard Altura Live Case Physician Training Workshop is a key initiative for Lombard as we continue to ramp up our Altura commercial launch,” said Lombard CEO Simon Hubbert. “These live case physician training workshops provide a world class educational experience for our physician customers as they incorporate Altura into their clinical practice.”
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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