David H. Fater, CEO of Vicor Technologies,
Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), today announced that its PD2i® nonlinear algorithm
has been selected by Dr. Sanjay Sharma to be used in a month-long cardiac
screening initiative to be held in South East London in April 2010. Vicor
Technologies is a biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of
innovative, non-invasive medical devices and diagnostics using its
patented, proprietary PD2i® nonlinear algorithm and software to stratify
patients at risk of sudden cardiac death or autonomic dysfunction, and
trauma victims in need of lifesaving intervention.
Dr. Sharma, consultant cardiologist of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), is
spearheading the screening initiative which will offer free cardiac
screening to 14 year olds (DOB 1995) living in South East London; 14 is the
earliest post-puberty age for which proactive screening is considered
viable. Ten percent of the estimated seven million individuals fitting
this description are expected to participate. Vicor's PD2i® nonlinear
algorithm will be used along with ECG and echocardiogram to identify
participants at risk of sudden cardiac death.
"The ultimate goal of this initiative is to develop a prototype for a
national screening program for young sudden cardiac death, which is an
extremely worthy goal, given that some 600 young people are struck down by
sudden cardiac death annually in the U.K. We're honored to have our
PD2i® nonlinear algorithm selected for use in this important initiative,"
stated Dr. Daniel Weiss, cardiologist and Vicor's Chief Medical Officer.
"Given the consistently accurate results achieved with the PD2i®
nonlinear algorithm in risk stratifying adults at risk of sudden cardiac
death, we're confident that the PD2i® nonlinear algorithm will prove
beneficial in identifying 14 year olds participating in the initiative, who
will then be able to obtain effective treatment," stated Mr. Fater.
SOURCE: Vicor Technologies, Inc.