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Volcano Receives FDA Clearance to Market the Eagle Eye(R) Platinum Digital IVUS Catheter
Date:2/9/2010

patients."

Vince Burgess, Group President for Advanced Imaging Systems, remarked, "Clinical data continues to illustrate that angiography alone is often not enough to properly assess and treat coronary lesions. The STLLR (The Impact of Stent Deployment Techniques on Clinical Outcomes on Patients Treated with the Cypher™ Stent) trial was a double-blinded clinical study that showed that geographic miss, which means improperly covering the length of a lesion or vessel blockage, is a contributing factor to poor stenting outcomes, stent thrombosis, and an increased risk of clinical events. In STLLR, where interventions were guided by angiography alone, optimal placement of the stent was achieved in only about half of the procedures. The addition of marker bands is also significant. Although IVUS has been the gold standard for objective measurements of lumen size, plaque composition, and stent expansion, many regular IVUS users still do not use IVUS to make lesion length assessments. Eagle Eye® Platinum's radiopaque markers should provide a quick and easy way for physicians to estimate lengths without the need for a separate pullback device. We believe that this new feature along with the deliverability improvements will increase usage among physicians, allowing for more precision and accuracy in treating blood vessel blockages."

The Eagle Eye® Platinum is the third generation of catheters in the Eagle Eye® product line.  To date, Eagle Eye® catheters have been used in over 500,000 procedures worldwide. Like Eagle Eye® Gold, the Eagle Eye® Platinum catheter offers fast, plug-and-play functionality as well as grayscale IVUS, VH® IVUS, and ChromaFlo® imaging modalities.

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