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Leading Physicians Present Interim Results from Multi-Center Studies of VNUS ClosureFAST Catheter at VEITHsymposium
Date:11/14/2007

multi-center randomized trial comparing the ClosureFAST treatment to endovenous laser. Patients undergoing laser treatment were 33% more likely to experience pain and 50% more likely to require postoperative pain medication than patients who received the ClosureFast treatment.

"The ClosureFAST device is clearly emerging as the preferred treatment for venous reflux, in part because of reduced patient discomfort after treatment," said Dr. Almeida. "While procedure time and short-term efficacy are comparable between ClosureFAST and laser, we're definitely seeing a superior patient recovery profile with ClosureFAST."

"We are pleased to see the positive interim study results on our ClosureFAST catheter, especially the favorable patient recovery profile compared to laser treatment and the better-than-anticipated one-year efficacy rate," said Brian E. Farley, President and CEO of VNUS. "We believe the final results will support our belief that ClosureFAST is the best choice for the treatment of venous reflux disease for the millions of varicose vein sufferers around the world."

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