PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--CardioDx, Inc., a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, today announced that the company will present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.
David Levison, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of CardioDx and of Corus® CAD, the only clinically validated gene expression test for obstructive coronary artery disease, on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PT at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
Corus CAD is a decision-making tool that can help primary care clinicians and cardiologists exclude obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) as the cause of a stable nondiabetic patient's symptoms. The test involves a routine blood draw conveniently administered in the clinician’s office, and does not expose patients to risk of radiation or imaging agent intolerance. It is the only sex-specific test for obstructive CAD, accounting for critical biological differences between men and women. Corus CAD has now been used to assess more than 33,000 U.S. patients.
In August 2012, Medicare coverage was established for the Corus CAD gene expression test for evaluating patients presenting with typical and atypical symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease, making the test a covered benefit for more than 40 million Medicare enrollees in the U.S.
Corus CAD has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Awards, honored as a Gold Edison Award recipient, and named one of TIME’s Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs. CardioDx was recently honored as one of FierceMedicalDevices’ “Fierce 15” most promising privately held medical device and diagnostic companies.
CardioDx, Inc., a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, is committed to developing clinically validated tests that empower clinicians to better tailor care to each individual patient. Strategically focused on coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure, CardioDx is poised to expand patient access and improve healthcare quality and efficiency through the commercialization of genomic technologies. For more information, please visit www.cardiodx.com.