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Neovasc to Sponsor Symposium on Reducer at EuroPCR
VANCOUVER and MINNEAPOLIS - (NewMediaWire) - May 13, 2021 - Neovasc Inc. (Neovasc or the Company) (NASDAQ,TSX: NVCN) today announced that it will sponsor a symposium presenting the latest long-term clinical data on the Reducer(TM) (Reducer), highlighting its easy integration into current cardiovascular and microvascular disease treatments. The symposium titled, Latest clinical evidence and practical aspects to start Reducer therapy in your center, will be presented at the 2021 EuroPCR, taking place digitally from May 18-20, 2021. EuroPCR is a leading opportunity for cardiologists to exchange ideas and latest best practices.
The session will be available for registered participants via a global livestream, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EDT, Thursday, May 20, 2021 on the Valvular channel, and via replay for three months.
The session will be facilitated by Prof. Stefan Verheye, MD, PhD, Antwerp Cardiovascular Center, Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium, and include presentations by:
Prof. Martine Gilard, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology, Brest University Hospital, France
Dr. Romain Didier, Interventional Cardiologist, Brest University Hospital, France
Prof. Jonathan Hill, MD, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, U.K.
Prof. Tommaso Gori, MD, PhD, University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany
Dr. Francesco Giannini, Interventional Cardiologist, Maria Cecilia Hospital, Cotignola, Italy
Reducer therapy is an important tool for the interventional cardiologist to treat patients with the challenging diagnosis of refractory angina, said Prof. Gilard. We are at the forefront of emerging treatments that offer new hope for patients that, until now, have had no other options.
The Reducer is CE-marked in the European Union for the treatment of refractory angina, a painful and debilitating condition that occurs when the arteries deliver an inadequate supply of blood to the heart muscle, despite treatment with standard revascularization or cardiac drug therapies. It affects millions of patients worldwide, who typically lead severely restricted lives as a result of their disabling symptoms, and its incidence is growing. The Reducer provides relief of angina symptoms by altering blood flow within the myocardium of the heart and increasing the perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of the heart muscle. Placement of the Reducer is performed using a minimally invasive transvenous procedure that issimilar toimplanting a coronary stent and is completed in approximately 20 minutes.
While the Reducer is not approved for commercial use in the United States, the FDA granted Breakthrough Device designation to the Reducer in October 2018. This designation is granted by the FDA in order to expedite the development and review of a device that demonstrates compelling potential to provide a more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases. In addition, there must be no FDA approved treatments presently available, or the technology must offer significant advantages over existing approved alternatives.
Refractory angina, resulting in continued symptoms despite maximal medical therapy and without revascularization options, is estimated to affect 600,000 to 1.8 million Americans, with 50,000 to 100,000 new cases per year.
About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include Reducer, for the treatment of refractory angina, which is not currently commercially available in the United States and has been commercially available in Europe since 2015, and Tiara(TM) for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, which is currently under clinical investigation in the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com.
For more information on and to register for EuroPCR, please visit: https://www.pcronline.com/Courses/EuroPCR
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