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CardioDx Completes Validation Study of First-Of-Its-Kind Genomic Test for Coronary Artery Disease
Date:8/25/2009

sease affects tens of millions of Americans each year and is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries (the major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients) that reduces blood flow to the heart muscle. As a result of the blockage, the heart does not get enough oxygenated blood, which can often cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath and other symptoms. A severe blockage can cause a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or even death; one of every five deaths among Americans is caused by CAD. In 2008, CAD had an estimated direct and indirect cost of over $165 billion.

About CardioDx

CardioDx is a cardiovascular genomic diagnostics company providing physicians with clinically validated tests to enable more informed and individualized patient care decisions. We are strategically focused on developing products for three forms of cardiovascular disease: coronary artery disease (CAD), cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. The company's first product, Corus(TM) CAD, is the first and only gene expression test to quantify the likelihood of obstructive coronary artery disease in a stable chest pain patient. Developed and validated in a multicenter U.S. clinical trial, Corus CAD integrates the activity of a panel of genes with other patient characteristics to assess obstructive coronary artery disease. Corus CAD is now available in nine states - Kentucky, Maryland, Illinois, Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona - via the CardioDx CLIA-certified Commercial Laboratory with broader availability expected in 2010. CardioDx was founded in 2004 and is located in Palo Alto, California. For more information, please visit www.cardiodx.com.

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