SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviir Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to enhanced detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease through innovative diagnostic tests, announced that Douglas Harrington , MD, Clinical Professor of Pathology at USC and Aviir Inc. CEO, addressed a select group of physicians and leading cardiologists on the Latest Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment at a special invitation-only reception in San Francisco. The event took place March 10, during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013 Annual Conference and included guest speakers Thomas Quertermous , PhD, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Americo Simonini , MD, Cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
"Our goal is to present and discuss the best cardiac risk assessment methods available. Presenting next generation tests like MIRISK VP™ with fellow physicians in an intimate forum enabled a free exchange and the chance to discuss advances in the field of preventative cardiology," said Dr. Harrington.
Many physicians at the event elected to take the MIRISK VP test on-site, which was offered by GUARDaHEART, a national non-profit dedicated to heart disease awareness and prevention.
MIRISK VP stratifies the intermediate risk group, which has proven to be a critical part of risk assessment, as most adverse cardiac events happen to intermediate risk individuals. In fact, MIRISK VP was shown in a peer-reviewed publication to significantly improve cardiac risk assessment by reclassifying intermediate risk individuals to either high or low risk groups, resulting in a net reclassificat
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