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Volcano Announces Preliminary Results from the ADVISE II Study and Inclusion in the SYNTAX2 Trial During Hot Line Late Breaking Clinical Trial Sessions at EuroPCR 2013
Date:5/23/2013

SAN DIEGO and PARIS, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, today announced preliminary results from the ADVISE (Adenosine Vasodilator Independent Stenosis Evaluation) II trial during the hot line late breaking clinical trial session at EuroPCR 2013. These prospective results confirm prior retrospective publications, and demonstrate the clinical usefulness of an iFR®/Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Hybrid approach to simplify lesion assessment and to save the use of hyperemic drugs in a significant number of patients. It was also announced that this Hybrid iFR®/FFR strategy, along with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance, will be used in the multi-center SYNTAX2 trial in Europe starting later this year.

"An important step in the validation of any new technology is to identify a hypothesis based on observations, and to then prospectively test the hypothesis in a large number of centers to see if the observations translate to real-world practice," commented Javier Escaned, MD, PhD, Interventional Cardiologist at Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain. "The ADVISE II study is the first prospective test of the true iFR algorithm that is analyzed through an independent physiology core lab (Cardialysis, Rotterdam, Netherlands).  These preliminary results show that the prior observations can be replicated prospectively, and that a Hybrid iFR/FFR approach can provide a greater than 90% agreement with FFR while saving the use of hyperemic agent in more than
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