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Published Study Shows VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) System Significantly Superior to Laser for Varicose Vein Treatment
Date:6/10/2009

Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cites Improved Recovery and Quality-of-Life with VNUS Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VNUS(R) Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNUS), a worldwide leader in medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of venous reflux disease, announced today that the Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, the prestigious monthly publication of the Society of Interventional Radiology, has published a study showing the VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) system for radiofrequency (RF) thermal ablation to be "significantly superior" to endovenous laser (EVL) for treating venous reflux, the underlying cause of symptomatic varicose veins.

The VNUS ClosureFAST catheter is a minimally invasive device generally used in the physician's office with a local anesthetic to heat and seal the great saphenous vein, the most common site of venous reflux in the leg. The RECOVERY trial was a multicenter, randomized, single-blinded study of 87 vein ablation procedures in 69 patients, comparing the ClosureFAST radiofrequency catheter to the 980 nm endovenous laser system. The study found that for all primary endpoints in the trial, the ClosureFAST radiofrequency catheter was statistically superior to laser treatment in providing a fast and comfortable recovery for the patient after treatment. Specifically, radiofrequency vein ablation'/>"/>

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