Radi Medical Systems Announces Schedule for TCT 2008



    
    FFR Case Review With Drs. William F. Fearon, Morton J. Kern and Peter Ver
    Lee Among the Highlights
    

    WILMINGTON, MA, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - The use of fractional flow reserve (FFR)
for optimizing patient outcomes is the topic of multiple sessions at this
year's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics symposium, TCT 2008, which
will take place Oct. 12-17 in Washington, D.C.
    Radi Medical Systems, the first company to develop systems that calculate
FFR with the physiologic assessment of targeted lesions, is sponsoring a
breakfast session, "Intervention Under Pressure: Discovering the best way with
FFR," at 7 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in room 150 B at the Washington
Convention Center. During the session, William F. Fearon, M.D., of Stanford
University, will discuss FFR measurement in multi vessel disease, Morton J.
Kern, M.D., of the University of California, Irvine, will speak about FFR
measurement in challenging lesion subsets, and Peter Ver Lee, M.D., of the
Eastern Maine Medical Center, will provide an overview of FFR measurement in
private practice.
    Following the session, data from the study titled "Fractional flow
reserve vs. Angiography for Multivessel Evaluation" (FAME) will be presented
by Dr. Fearon and Nico Pijls, M.D., Ph.D., in the Main Arena at 11:45 a.m.
EDT. FAME is the world's first randomized, prospective, multicenter trial to
compare clinical outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of a physiologic-guided
percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy to an angiographic-guided
one in patients with multi vessel coronary artery disease.
    "We are excited to discuss topics pertaining to fractional flow reserve
measurement, a few hours before data from the FAME study is presented in the
Main Arena," said Jason Rudy, Director of Marketing of Radi Medical Systems
Inc. "We anticipate that these will be two engaging sessions that educate
about the benefits of FFR use in today's cathlab."
    Radi Medical Systems will be exhibiting at booth 1203 and will displaying
their most recent PressureWire(R) system and updated FemoStop(R) Gold Femoral
Compression System.

    About Fractional Flow Reserve, FFR

    Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) is an index for functional severity of
coronary stenosis, measured by PressureWire(R). FFR is 100% specific in
identifying which lesion or lesions are responsible for a patient's ischemia
and it is used by the interventional cardiologist to direct coronary
interventions and assess results for improved treatment outcomes.

    About Radi Medical Systems AB

    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 380 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.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Ian Stone or David Schull,
Russo Partners, (619) 814-3510 office, (858) 717-4480 mobile,
ian.stone@russopartnersllc.com, david.schull@russopartnersllc.com; Jason Rudy,
Radi Medical Systems Inc., (877) 337-7234 x828, jason.rudy@radi.se

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