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Filmmaker John Hughes' Recent Untimely Death is a Call for Better Understanding ,of Sudden Cardiac Death, the Leading Cause of Natural Death in the U.S.
Date:9/15/2009

eria for preventative ICD implantation, leaving the remaining 70-80 percent unprotected."

The problem, as summarized by Dr. Robert Califf, a Duke University cardiologist speaking at a conference of the American College of Cardiology in April 2008, (as reported in The Wall Street Journal ((Heart Device's Sales Slow as Wider Use is Sought - 4/1/08)), "None of the tests (to separate patients who would benefit from ICDs from those who don't) are any good." Dr. Califf described the current diagnostic situation as "chaos."

"Fortunately, as numerous clinical trials attest, Vicor Technologies' PD2i CA (Cardiac Analyzer), which employs Vicor's patented, proprietary point correlation dimension algorithm (PD2i), has demonstrated the ability to predict SCD, with an extremely high degree of accuracy, with as little as 15 minutes worth of ECG data. Additionally, the PD2i CA has numerous significant advantages over competitive diagnostics, including greater accuracy, ease of use, and lower cost, as well as none of the associated risk for patients of competitive diagnostics, as it requires neither a stress test nor suspension of heart medication as they do," Dr. Weiss concluded.

Based on the PD2i CA's ability to accurately predict SCD, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) entered into a collaborative research and development agreement with Vicor to explore how the PD2i may be utilized to improve its efforts to

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