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Douglas Harrington, MD Speaks at American Academy of Physicians Assistants 2013 Conference in Washington, DC
Date:5/29/2013

IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviir, Inc. attended the AAPA's Impact 2013 conference in Washington DC, as guests of GUARDaHEART, a non-profit foundation focused on Heart Disease awareness, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on May 28-29. Aviir's Chief Executive Officer Douglas Harrington , MD, presented on May 28, in the Product Theatre.

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"The presentation, 'Preventing Heart Disease: Identifying the Vulnerable Patient Before it is Too Late' discussed the clinical dilemma of at-risk patients being missed by current standard risk assessments, such as lipid panels and the Framingham ten year risk projection," said Dr. Harrington. "Fifty percent of heart attack patients have normal cholesterol levels, making early detection imperative to reducing risk before a cardiac event occurs and in halting disease progression early enough for the patient to improve their health."

During his presentation, Dr. Harrington also spoke about Aviir's MIRISK™ and MIRISK VP™ cardiac risk assessments. The MIRISK VP provides a net reclassification index improvement of 43 percent over Framingham, the current gold standard 10-year risk assessment, and was demonstrated in the MESA population. The test has applications across many medical specialties due to the prevalence of heart disease (750,000 new cases a year in the U.S. alone.).

Aviir has partnered with GUARDaHEART to promote Heart Disease awareness and prevention. Together, they have organized education events and fundraisers, and helped to make patient lifestyle modification a welcoming experience. GUARDaHEART's recommendations, activities, and events provide meaningful support and motivation to anyone interested in improving their heart health.'/>"/>

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