Cardiovascular Systems to Present PAD Data and Offer Educational Sessions at AMP Chicago 2013 Sympos

Cardiovascular Systems to Present PAD Data and Offer Educational Sessions at AMP Chicago 2013 Symposium

ST. PAUL, Minn. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (NAS: CSII) , a medical device company developing and commercializing innovative interventional treatment systems for vascular disease, will present data from its studies of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), as well as offer educational sessions, at the upcoming AMP (Amputation Prevention) Symposium in Chicago, August 8-10.

AMP Podium Presentations

CSI will present data about orbital atherectomy in the treatment of PAD during the following podium presentations at AMP:

Thursday, Aug. 8

  • 10:50 - 11 a.m., Dr. George L. Adams, Rex Healthcare and University of North Carolina Health Systems, Garner, N.C.: "Orbital Atherectomy ATK and BTK"

  • 11 - 11:10 a.m., Dr. Jihad Mustapha, Metro Heart & Vascular, Wyoming, Mich.: Taped case presentation: "Orbital Atherectomy"

  • 11:18 - 11:26 a.m., Dr. Raymond Dattilo, St. Francis Health Center, Manhattan, Kan.: "Distal Protection Devices: Are They Needed During Atherectomy Cases?"

Friday, Aug. 9

  • 1:13 - 1:21 p.m., Dr. Jihad Mustapha: Tibiopedal Arterial Minimally Invasive (TAMI) Retrograde Revascularization - TAMI Technique

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • 8:28 - 8:38 a.m., Dr. Raymond Dattilo: "The Wrath of Calcification in CLI Patients: How Does It Impact Diagnostic Modalities and Revascularization Options?"

  • 11:34 - 11:40 a.m., Dr. George Adams: "Orbital Atherectomy in 6 Minutes"

  • 1:44 - 1:51 p.m., Dr. Raymond Dattilo: "Is Calcium a Major Barrier for Drug Eluting Delivery and What Are the Solutions to Improve Drug Delivery?"

AMP Poster Sessions

The following posters will be featured at AMP, Thursday, Aug. 8, through Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Dr. George L. Adams, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC: "Orbital Atherectomy Outcomes of the Claudicant Patient Population within the CONFIRM Series"

  • Dr. Tony Das, Cardiology and Interventional Vascular Associates, Dallas, Texas: "Orbital Atherectomy Outcomes of the Critical Limb Ischemia Patient Population within the CONFIRM Series"

  • Dr. Michael Lee, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.: "Pooled Analysis of the CONFIRM Registries: Outcomes in Patients with Renal Disease Treated for Peripheral Arterial Disease with Orbital Atherectomy" and "Pooled Analysis of the CONFIRM Registries: Impact of Gender on Outcomes in Patients Treated for Peripheral Arterial Disease with Orbital Atherectomy"

Atherectomy Workshop and Cadaver Summit: Aug. 8

WHAT: CSI has provided an educational grant for a roundtable atherectomy workshop and cadaver course at AMP, featuring ultrasound guided tibial and pedal access followed by orbital atherectomy treatment.


Thursday, Aug. 8, 1 - 5 p.m.


Roundtable Atherectomy Workshop

Grand Ballroom

Chicago Marriott Downtown - Magnificent Mile

540 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL

Atherectomy Summit Cadaver Course

6th Floor Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State Rooms

Chicago Marriott Downtown - Magnificent Mile

540 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL

Lunch Symposium: Aug. 8

WHAT: Leading PAD physicians will share their expertise during a lunch symposium at AMP. The symposium will cover the many costs of calcium and the usage of orbital atherectomy for plaque modification, as well as successful treatment case studies, and more.


Thursday, Aug. 8, 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.


Grand Ballroom

Chicago Marriott Downtown - Magnificent Mile

540 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL


The Many Costs of Calcium, Dr. Lawrence Garcia, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

The Orbital Atherectomy Revolution, Dr. Robert Vorhies, Cox Health Systems, Springfield, Mo.

The Orbital Evidence: Successful Orbital Atherectomy Treatment Case Studies, Dr. Jihad Mustapha

Q & Atherectomy

CSI Booth at AMP: Aug. 9 - 10

Visit CSI at booth #409, 9:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 and 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 to meet the company's calcium experts and learn more about CSI's unique orbital technology.

About Peripheral Arterial Disease
As many as 8 million to 12 million Americans, most over age 65, suffer from PAD, which is caused by the accumulation of plaque in peripheral arteries (commonly the pelvis or leg) reducing blood flow. Symptoms include leg pain when walking or at rest. Left untreated, PAD can lead to severe pain, immobility, non-healing wounds and eventually limb amputation. With risk factors such as diabetes and obesity on the rise, the prevalence of PAD is growing faster than the rest of the population.

Millions of patients with PAD may benefit from treatment with orbital atherectomy utilizing the Stealth 360° and Diamondback 360°, minimally invasive catheter systems developed and manufactured by CSI. These systems use a diamond-coated crown, attached to an orbiting shaft, which sands away plaque while preserving healthy vessel tissue — a critical factor in preventing reoccurrences. Balloon angioplasty and stents have significant shortcomings in treating hard, calcified lesions. Stents are prone to fractures and high recurrence rates, and treatment of hard, calcified lesions often leads to vessel damage and suboptimal results.

About Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., based in St. Paul, Minn., is a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative solutions for treating vascular and coronary disease. The company's Orbital Atherectomy Systems treat calcified and fibrotic plaque in arterial vessels throughout the leg in a few minutes of treatment time, and address many of the limitations associated with existing surgical, catheter and pharmacological treatment alternatives. The U.S. FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the use of the Diamondback Orbital Atherectomy System in August 2007. To date, nearly 110,000 of CSI's devices have been sold to leading institutions across the United States. CSI has also completed its ORBIT II Investigational Device Exemption clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of its orbital technology in treating coronary arteries. The coronary system is limited by federal law to investigational use and is currently not commercially available in the United States.

For more information, visit the company's website at

For Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
Investor Relations, 651-259-2800
Sarah Wozniak, 651-259-1636
Padilla Speer Beardsley:
Matt Sullivan, 612-455-1709
Dave Folkens, 612-455-1741

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