CardioKinetix Inc. Announces Data From Latest European Study of Heart Failure Patients With First-of-Its-Kind Percutaneous Treatment
10/24/2012 9:42:21 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results showing meaningful and sustained low clinical events for patients with ischemic heart failure following Percutaneous Ventricular Restoration (PVR) therapy with the first-of-its-kind catheter-based Parachute™ Ventricular Partitioning Device. Data was shown at two presentations today in Miami at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2012 conference. Dr. Martyn Thomas, M.D., chairman of Cardiology at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, England, presented six-month data from 32 patients treated in a European confirmatory trial. These data demonstrate a New York Heart Association (NYHA) class improvement of nearly half a class from a baseline of 2.5 to 2.1 (p < 0.01). The rate of hospitalization due to worsening heart failure was 12.5 percent at six months, with no incidence of stroke or death, confirming the results from the feasibility trials.