At the recent Charing Cross Symposium in London, Bolton Medical announced the launch of a new and further improved delivery system: RELAY Plus. The new delivery system is designed for use with the highly successful RELAY Thoracic Stent-Graft and offers some key new features:
- Hydrophilic coating on outer sheath and tip for easier introduction and advancement through the aorta
- Longer 60cm braided outer sheath with enhanced radiopacity and reinforced pushrod provides improved push ability and visibility in challenging aortic anatomies
- New nitinol inner catheter provides improved self alignment of the dual sheath system
RELAY Plus was CE marked in March 2009 and is available in Europe and all countries that recognize CE mark certification. It will be marketed along with the RELAY Thoracic Stent-Graft which was launched in Europe in 2005 and is well underway in clinical trials in the US.
RELAY and RELAY NBS Endovascular Stent-Grafts are indicated for the treatment of main thoracic aortic pathologies such as aneurysms, dissections, penetrating ulcers, pseudoaneurysms and intramural haematoma in adult patients. It is expected that by the end of 2009 more than 3000 RELAY and RELAY NBS Stent Grafts will have been implanted worldwide.
Thoracic Stent-Grafts are an option to traditional open surgery for patients requiring treatment for main thoracic pathologies. The endovascular stent-graft procedure generally results in a reduced hospital stay and a shorter recovery time for patients. This can provide a considerable advantage in care given that the majority of patients who require this treatment are seniors.
Source: Bolton Medical