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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

therapy. The negative predictive accuracy of VH(R) IVUS is very similar to Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) in its potential to reduce procedure costs by stenting only the patients and lesions that will benefit from that therapy."

Evening Symposium

To explore the imaging data in greater detail, Volcano will host an evening symposium entitled, "Imaging Matters! Identifying high risk patients and optimizing PCI." The symposium will include late breaking results from PROSPECT, FAME and other clinical studies. The first session of the symposium, entitled, "Can imaging help identify at-risk vulnerable plaques and patients before catastrophe (or those not at risk)," will feature presentations from Patrick W. Serruys, M.D., Gary S. Mintz, M.D., Gregg W. Stone, M.D. and Alexandra Lansky, M.D. The second session, entitled, "Ischemia, FFR and Optimal Revascularization," will include presentations by Gregg W. Stone, M.D., Bernard de Bruyne, M.D., PhD, Bill Fearon, M.D. and Mort Kern, M.D. The event will be held at the Hilton San Francisco in the Imperial Room on Thursday, September 24. A reception will be held from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, followed by the symposium from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

About the PROSPECT Trial

Abbott's PROSPECT trial is the first prospective natural history study to examine the role of vulnerable plaque and how it might progress to a cardiac event. PROSPECT used novel intravascular imaging technology to correlate plaque characteristics, patient risk factors and biomarker measurements with subsequent heart attacks and other cardiac events, potentially paving the way for physicians to identify and treat at-risk patients before a heart attack occurs.

PROSPECT enrolled 700 patients from 40 clinical centers across the United States and Europe. All patients received PCI for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which included unstable angina, NSTEMI or STEMI. Patient f
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