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Volcano Expands Access to FFR with Ability to Integrate with the Majority of Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems
Date:3/12/2010

SAN DIEGO, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision intravascular therapy guidance tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, announced today its Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) technology can now integrate with the FFR modules of hemodynamic monitoring systems from GE, Siemens, McKesson, and Mennen.

"Utilization of Volcano's physiology (functional measurement) products has grown 79% in the last year, driven primarily by the landmark FAME data and recent elevation of the level of evidence for FFR in the ACC/AHA/SCAI PCI Guidelines to Level A," commented Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano. "The FAME study demonstrated a 34% reduction in death and myocardial infarction (MI), and a more than $2,000 reduction in costs for patients guided by FFR instead of angiography alone. This data has helped us place more than 1,200 FFR-capable consoles in the last 12 months, and further integration with hemodynamic systems will provide physicians and patients with more access to this proven technology."

Volcano's Smart Map® Pressure Instrument and PrimeWire® Pressure Guide Wire are now compatible with the majority of hemodynamic monitoring systems, making the benefi
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