Bolton Medical announced that treatment of the first post-approval study patient in the US with the new Relay thoracic stent-graft with plus delivery system has been successfully completed.

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.