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Use of PressureWire(R) Yields a More Accurate Assessment of Translesion Pressure Gradients in Peripheral Vasculature, Two New Studies Report
Date:3/28/2008

r assessing lesion severity."

Using this low profile PressureWire for arterial pressure measurement yields a more accurate assessment of renal artery stenosis (RAS) and translesion pressure gradients (TPG), than other methods, according to a similar study published in the European Heart Journal (2008; Vol. 29, 517-524) and the Journal of Interventional Cardiology (2008; Vol. 20, Issue 1: 63-65).

Entitled "Assessment of renal artery stenosis: side-by-side comparison of angiography and duplex ultrasound with pressure gradient measurements," this study of 56 RAS patients reports that diagnoses based on renal angiography and color duplex ultrasound overestimated the severity of RAS by 38 percent and 55 percent compared with those based on a ratio of distal renal pressure to aortic pressure. The paper, authored by Dr. Benny Drieghe, also concluded that this overestimate was likely the cause of disappointing results of renal angioplasty for renovascular hypertension.

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Radi Medical Systems AB (Radi) develops, manufactures and sells medical devices designed to improve patient care. The company's pioneering work in the field of interventional cardiology has resulted in market-leading intravascular sensors and hemostasis management and radiology devices. Radi works closely with medical practitioners to develop solutions that address clinical needs, as well as provide clinical education support. Founded in 1988, Radi employs more than 350 people globally and has representation in more than 40 countries. The company is based in Uppsala, Sweden, and maintains a U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Mass. For more information, visit http://www.radi.se.

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