Healthcare Industry News:  fractional flow reserve 

Devices Interventional Cardiology

 News Release - October 24, 2006

Radi Medical Systems AB Announced Today the Sale of Its 1200th RadiAnalyzer Used in Measuring Fractional Flow Reserve

UPPSALA, Sweden--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Radi Medical Systems AB, (Radi), a developer and manufacturer of innovative devices in interventional cardiology, announced today that the 1200th unit of the Radi Analyzer®Xpress was sold to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

RadiAnalyzer® Xpress is part of a complete system used for physiological lesion assessment using fractional flow reserve(FFR) which is used to determine the functional degree and location of stenosis when angiographic assessment is inconclusive for determining which lesion is causing a patients ischemia in multi-vessel disease cases. RadiAnalyzerXpress is the latest generation of FFR measurement technology offered by Radi. The system has been clinically proven(1,2) to be a cost effective solution.

"RadiAnalyzer®Xpress for FFR measurement is the premier technology that combines ease of use, reproducibility and reliability to correlate coronary anatomy and physiology" said Dr. Xavier E. Prida. "Additionally, it produces a correlation to outcomes in a wide range of lesion subsets." St. Joseph's Cath-Lab Manager, Paula Slusher, stated that they were very satisfied with their final selection.

"We are pleased to have sold our 1200th unit of the RadiAnalyzer® Xpress at St. Joseph's Hospital. This milestone signifies Radi's deep and continuous support of FFR technology and measurements to determine appropriate patient treatment and improve patient care" stated Jim Archetto, COO, Radi Medical Systems Inc.

1) Cost-effectiveness of measuring fractional flow reserve to guide coronary interventions.

Fearon W.F. et al, AM Heart J 2003;145:882-7.

2) Measurement of fractional flow reserve to assess the functional severity of coronary-artery stenoses.

Pijls NHJ et al. N Eng J Med 1996; 334: 1703-08.

About Radi Medical Systems:

Radi Medical Systems AB develops, manufactures, markets and sells medical devices in the field of interventional cardiology. The company is focused on two key areas: Intravascular Sensors (coronary physiology) and Hemostasis Management (products to stop bleeding after interventional cardiology procedures). In collaboration with physicians and institutions around the world, Radi Medical Systems is committed to meeting the needs of healthcare professionals and their patients through innovation, technology and expertise. In addition, Radi offers value added support through education and training. Headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, the company has a total of 250 employees worldwide with subsidiaries in Australia, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Switzerland, BeNeLux, United Kingdom and in the United States.

Source: Radi Medical Systems AB

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