Neovasc Inc. Announces Upcoming Presentations at TCT 2012 Scientific Symposium

Published: Oct 18, 2012

>VANCOUVER, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) today announced that researchers will present data on the company's two major development products at the upcoming 24th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Neovasc also reported that its Tiara transcatheter mitral valve in preclinical development for the treatment of mitral valve disease has been selected as a featured abstract for an oral presentation in the conference's Innovation Symposium. Ten abstracts were selected for this honor from among the 1750 abstracts submitted to TCT 2012.

"We look forward to the opportunity to discuss advances in our new product programs with cardiovascular opinion leaders at TCT 2012," said Alexei Marko, CEO of Neovasc. "We are delighted that the conference organizers share our enthusiasm for our progress with our Tiara product for the treatment of mitral valve disease. We view Tiara's designation as one of the best new device concepts of the year as an important validation of the potential of this innovative product."

The Neovasc TCT 2012 presentations include the following:

Interventional Innovation: Novel Therapies and the "Best" New Device Concepts for 2012
Session IV. The Transcatheter Valve Therapy Explosion: An Innovators Dream Scenario
A Novel Catheter-based Mitral Valve Bio-Prosthesis: Short Term Pre-Clinical Results
Monday, Oct. 22, 1:30pm ET

Poster Abstract Session
Heart Failure, LV Dysfunction and Shock
The Coronary Sinus Reducer - a Device Based Therapy for Refractory Angina: Efficacy and Safety Results from the Ongoing Open Label Registry
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8:00-10:00am ET

Next Generation Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapies
Session IV. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Neovasc Tiara Program Update
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:38am ET

About TCT
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. TCT gathers leading medical researchers and clinicians from around the world to present and discuss the latest developments in the field. TCT 2012 is being held October 22-26, 2012 in Miami, FL. For more information, visit

About Neovasc
Neovasc Inc. is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include the Neovasc Reducer for the treatment of refractory angina, the Tiara technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in a variety of third-party medical products, such as vascular surgical patches and transcatheter heart valves. For more information, visit:

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