St. Paul's Hospital's Dr. Webb and Dr. Cheung comment on COSIRA Study
Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) today reported that final data from its COSIRA trial assessing the efficacy and safety of the Neovasc ReducerTM, a novel percutaneous device for the treatment of refractory angina, was presented on March 29, 2014 in a Featured Clinical Research Presentation at ACC.14, the American College of Cardiology 63rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo.
In November 2013, Neovasc announced topline data indicating that the COSIRA trial had met its primary endpoint, significantly improving the symptoms and functioning of patients disabled by previously untreatable refractory angina. The final study data presented at ACC.14 provides details of primary endpoint analysis and shows that patients receiving the Reducer also demonstrated potential improvement on important secondary endpoints.
The Reducer is CE-marked in the European Union for the treatment of refractory angina, a painful and debilitating condition that occurs when the coronary 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 in the heart's circulatory system, thereby 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 is similar to implanting a coronary stent and is completed in approximately 20 minutes.
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer