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New Genomic Test for Coronary Artery Disease Now Available at The Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona
Date:11/17/2009

t disease and also have intermittent chest pain, so I visit Dr. Grossman yearly to assess my heart's health. When he offered me the opportunity to take the new Corus CAD test that would detect my risk for coronary artery disease, I jumped at the opportunity to take advantage of the latest technology. When Dr. Grossman walked me through the test's objective results, I immediately felt at ease to know for certain that I am unlikely to have obstructive CAD at this point."

CardioDx, a cardiovascular genomic diagnostics company that developed and launched Corus CAD, has initially launched the test in nine states, including: Kentucky, Maryland, Illinois, Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona. Patient access is expected to increase throughout the country in 2010 as Corus CAD's availability expands to additional regions.

About Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Cardiovascular disease 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 Corus CAD

Corus CAD is a clinically validated genomic test that integrates the expression levels of 23 genes and other patient characteristics to assess obstructive CAD. The test is intended to be used in an outpatient setting with clinically stable, non-diabetic patients who present with chest pain or w
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