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2011 ACCF/AHA Guidelines Incorporate New Recommendation for Platelet Reactivity Testing
Date:3/31/2011

evates awareness of platelet reactivity testing as an important topic, and sets the stage for additional data and discussions at the 2011 ACC Scientific Sessions. New data from a patient-level meta-analysis will be presented by Dr. Somjot Brar on April 3rd, and Dr. Paul Gurbel and Dr. Matthew Price will discuss "The Application of Available Data in Clinical Practice" during the Accumetrics Industry Expert Theater Program on April 4th.

"The ACCF/AHA UA/NSTEMI Guidelines follow the STS/SCA Blood Conservation Guidelines released earlier this month, reinforcing the clinical importance of point-of-care platelet reactivity testing," said Timothy I. Still, President and CEO of Accumetrics. "With the VerifyNow System, Accumetrics is proud to be the leader in providing this critically important information to aid in the management of patients."

The VerifyNow System is widely used in various clinical settings where antiplatelet medications are prescribed to reduce the occurrence of future thrombotic events such as heart attack and stroke.

About Accumetrics

Accumetrics is committed to advancing medical understanding of platelet function and enhancing quality of care for patients receiving antiplatelet therapies by providing industry-leading and widely accessible diagnostic tests for rapid platelet function assessment.

Accumetrics' VerifyNow System is the first rapid and easy-to-use platform to help physicians determine an individual's response to multiple antiplatelet agents. Addressing every major antiplatelet drug, including FDA-cleared products for aspirin, P2Y12 inhibitors (e.g. prasugrel (Effient®) and clopidogrel (Plavix®)), and GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors (e.g. ReoPro® and Integrilin®), the VerifyNow System provides valuable information to help physicians make informed treatment decisions. For more information about the Company and its products, visit www.accumetrics.com<
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