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Results From Landmark PROSPECT Trial Demonstrate the Ability of Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Imaging to Identify Plaques Most Likely to Cause Heart Attacks
Date:9/24/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease, announced today imaging results from PROSPECT, the landmark 700 patient natural history study sponsored by Abbott and co-funded by Volcano. These data demonstrate the progression of cardiovascular disease via precise, intravascular imaging, and the ability of Volcano's proprietary VH(R) IVUS technology to be used to classify lesions by plaque "type" per the PROSPECT protocol and to assess the risk of each plaque type to cause an event, or to remain stable out to three years. PROSPECT results presented today include the landmark finding that angiographically mild lesions with certain morphologic features on grayscale and VH IVUS present with a 3 year cardiac event rate of 17%, versus other morphologies (indistinguishable by conventional angiograms) with three year event risks of less than 1%.

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