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13-May-2014

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Contact: Judy Romero
jromero@crf.org
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

CRF will Provide updates on several key cardiovascular trials at EuroPCR

NEW YORK, NY – May 13, 2014 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will hold a special session providing updates on several key cardiovascular trials on Tuesday, May 20 at this year's EuroPCR meeting. The session will feature studies conducted by the CRF Clinical Trials Center, the academic research organization of CRF. EuroPCR will be held May 20-23, 2014 at the Palais Des Congrès de Paris in France.

Co-chaired by Gregg W. Stone, MD, Co-Director of the Medical Research & Education Division at CRF, and Ori Ben-Yehuda, MD, Executive Director of the CRF Clinical Trials Center, the session will present and discuss the latest investigations on vulnerable plaque, bioresorbable scaffolds, drug-eluting stents, antiplatelet medications, embolic protection stents, and mitral regurgitation.

"The session will focus on some of the most important trials currently in progress in the field of interventional cardiology," said Dr. Ben-Yehuda. "We are delighted to be presenting here at EuroPCR. Many of our studies are international and we work closely with our European colleagues in advancing the treatment of cardiovascular disease."

Planned and Ongoing Clinical Trials: A Status Update from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Tuesday, May 20, 3:20 – 4:20 PM
Room 253

PROSPECT II and PROSPECT ABSORB: Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree
D. Erlinge

ABSORB IV: A Clinical Evaluation of Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds, the Everolimus-eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold in the Treatment of Subjects with de novo Native Coronary Artery lesions IV
G.W. Stone

HORIZONS-AMI II: Harmonizing Outcomes with Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction II
G.W. Stone

MASTER II: MGuard Prime Stent System Clinical Trial in Patients with Acute STEMI II
G.W. Stone

COAPT: Cardiovascular Outcomes Assessment of the MitraClip Therapy Percutaneous Therapy for High Surgical Risk Patients
G.W. Stone

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About CRF and the CRF Clinical Trials Center

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is an independent, academically focused nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease through research and education.

The CRF Clinical Trials Center (CTC) has shaped the cardiovascular field by directing some of the most influential and complex trials in recent decades. For over 20 years, the CTC has contributed to key advances in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and played an essential role in bringing innovative new technologies, pharmacologic therapies, and treatment paradigms to patients. For more information, please visit: http://www.crf.org/clinical-trials-center.



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