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Volcano Corporation Commends the Elevation of FFR to Level of Evidence A in New PCI Guidelines
Date:12/22/2009

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease, reacted positively to the new guidelines for treating coronary disease and heart attacks using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a procedure that treats narrowed blood vessels. Based on the strength of the latest clinical data supporting the usage of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) elevated the level of evidence for FFR in their guidelines from Level B to Level A, the highest level possible. FFR, a Volcano therapy guidance metric, is determined by using a small pressure wire that is threaded into a coronary artery, and measures the range of pressure across a blockage. The guidelines suggest that FFR can be useful to evaluate intermediate blockages in coronary arteries, determine which lesions will benefit from stenting, and which should be treated with medical therapy alone.

"Volcano commends the AHA, ACC and SCAI for responding so quickly to new data, like the FAME study, to revise their guidelines on how to best treat patients with severe coronary artery disease," said Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano. "Many medical guidelines are being reviewed and many patients are being told less screening is better. Most recently, scans similar to angiography have been projected to increase the risk of cancer, when done excessively or unnecessarily, as they expose the patient to increased radiation. These new recommendations highlight the benefit of using highly localized therapy guidance technology like FFR to go beyond the limits of angiography and more
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