Endologix announced that the first US commercial implant of its AFX Endovascular AAA system was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago. The procedure was performed by Ross Milner, associate professor and chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Loyola University in Chicago.
“We are excited to be the first hospital in the USA to bring the benefits of the new AFX system to a patient in our local community. The device builds on the compelling clinical evidence supporting Endologix’s unique anatomical fixation technology with an enhanced, lower profile delivery system and new graft material. The 17Fr introducer sheath and integrated delivery system make it easy to use in a wide range of patient anatomies. The AFX system performed very well during the procedure; the delivery and deployment of the stent graft was quick and precise, and post-procedure imaging confirmed that the aneurysm was effectively sealed,” Milner commented.
John McDermott, president and CEO of Endologix, said, “We are pleased with the results from the initial implant and would like to thank Dr. Milner and his team for performing the procedure. We look forward to providing this exciting new endovascular device to physicians and patients in the USA in September.”