IRVINE, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviir, Inc, a biotechnology company dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, today announced it will attend the Second Annual American Society for Preventive Cardiology Southeastern Conference 2013 in collaboration with Boca Raton Regional Hospital, along with their GUARDaHEART Foundation. The conference is focused on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.
Heart Disease currently affects more than one in three women, and was responsible for the deaths of approximately 401,000 women in 2009 alone, accounting for 51% of total CVD related deaths. Since 1984, the number of female deaths associated with heart disease has been higher than those of the male population. Despite this, women remain undertreated for CVD.
Aviir's CEO and Laboratory Director, Dr. Douglas Harrington, will be giving a presentation entitled "Preventing Heart Disease: How Can Biomarker-Based Algorithms Complement Lipid Studies in Identifying Risk."
Aviir was founded in 2005 by cardiologists and scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine to focus on discovery, development and commercialization of innovative diagnostic tests. The biotechnology company specializes in developing proprietary diagnostic tests to assist in identifying patients who are truly at high risk for the development of a cardiac event. Aviir's proprietary MIRISK and MIRISK VP assessments objectively identify, using a single blood draw, individuals who are at a high risk of experiencing a cardiac event over the next five years. Aviir's CLIA certified laboratory (Irvine, CA) complements these novel tests with a wide range of additional tests for heart health assessment and
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