The procedure took place at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio and was performed by Dr Krishna Mannava, director Vascular Services.

Dr Mannava said: "We had a great outcome in a high risk patient with difficult anatomy. I feel the design of the coaxial delivery system, and the Bolton Medical Relay Stent- Graft itself, facilitates precise placement and conformability in both conventional and complex TEVAR procedures."

Specifically designed for the thoracic aorta, the Relay stent-graft is offered in a wide range of sizes to accommodate many different anatomies of patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers.

The new Relay thoracic stent-graft is paired with the unique four-step plus delivery system that allows for easier navigation and the ability to achieve precise placement in a variety of anatomies.