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Volcano Highlights Commitment, Market Acceptance of FFR Product Line
Date:1/20/2009

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20 /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, today commented on the increased demand for their FFR and IVUS capable consoles, as well as their FFR pressure guide wires following the TCT announcement of the FAME study results.

Joe Burnett, Vice President of Marketing at Volcano Corp commented, "The rapid market acceptance of the FAME data, and heightened awareness around FFR guided PCI technique has been captured clearly by the increased interest in our pressure guide wires and FFR functionality on our s5 family of imaging consoles. Since the FAME study was presented in at the TCT in October, we have experienced growing receptivity in the market to our FFR offerings. The FFR option for our s5i integrated imaging console was included in more than 90% of all new orders, which is again evidence that physicians and hospitals are demanding access to this reinvigorated technology. The expanding FFR capable installed base, and the increased procedural speed of FFR systems that are physically integrated into each cath lab room, is further fueling the impact of FAME."

The FAME study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated that using FFR guidance in addition to angiography can reduce mortality and myocardial infarction by 34% at one year. The study also demonstrated that these improved clinical outcomes were complemented by reduced cost to the hospitals involved in the trial. "The FAME study is among the most important studies in today's DES therapy era. FAME demonstrates that when physicians employ FFR to guide multi-vessel PCI treatment, their patients benefit both clinically and economically. The FFR-guided interventions
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