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Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Announces First Patient Enrolled in REACH PVI Clinical Study


Trial to Study Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease with Orbital Atherectomy via Radial Access

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI®) (NASDAQ: CSII), a medical device company developing and commercializing innovative interventional treatment systems for patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease, announced today the first patient was enrolled in the REACH PVI study. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate acute clinical outcomes of orbital atherectomy via transradial access for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in lower extremity lesions.

CSI’s low profile, 5Fr, Extended Length Diamondback 360® Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) and Extended Length Stealth 360® Peripheral OAS are the only atherectomy devices that allow radial access for the treatment of peripheral lesions.

National Primary Investigator for REACH PVI, Dr. Ankur Lodha, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Lafayette, La., enrolled the first patient.

Dr. Lodha said, “When endovascular intervention is necessary, PAD lesions are mostly treated through femoral artery access. However, many PAD patients could benefit from faster ambulation time post procedure that radial artery access offers. In addition, some patients may have comorbidities, such as obesity, that complicate or preclude femoral access.”

Dr. Lodha continued, “The benefits of radial access for percutaneous peripheral vascular interventions are well documented. We believe this study will demonstrate that many of these known benefits, such as low complication rates, high cost effectiveness, and short time to ambulation, can be achieved using orbital atherectomy to treat lower limb PAD lesions through radial access.”

Scott Ward, CSI Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, said, “CSI continues to innovate and develop medical evidence to improve the care of patients suffering from PAD. The commercialization of the Extended Length orbital atherectomy systems and our investment in REACH PVI both demonstrate our commitment to physicians and the patients they serve.”

REACH PVI is a prospective, observational, single-arm, multi-center post-market study that will enroll 50 patients at up to 10 sites across the United States. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate acute clinical outcomes of orbital atherectomy via transradial access for treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in lower extremity lesions. The study will include CSI orbital atherectomy devices FDA-cleared for treatment of PAD. All subjects will be followed post-procedure through the first standard of care follow-up visit (7-45 days post-procedure).

More information about the study design is available at; identifier: NCT03943160.

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 OAS treat calcified and fibrotic plaque in arterial vessels throughout the leg and heart 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 peripheral arteries in August 2007. In October 2013, the company received FDA approval for the use of the Diamondback Orbital Atherectomy System in coronary arteries. The Stealth 360® Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) received CE Mark in October 2014. Over 450,000 of CSI’s devices have been sold to leading institutions worldwide.

Safe Harbor
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are provided under the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by that Act. For example, statements in this press release regarding the benefits of the Extended Length Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems and the REACH PVI study, including the anticipated number of patients and sites in and the benefits of such study, are forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from those projected, including, but not limited to, the experience of physicians regarding the effectiveness and reliability of products sold by CSI; the potential for unanticipated delays in enrolling medical centers and patients for the REACH PVI study; actual clinical study results; and other factors detailed from time to time in CSI’s SEC reports, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. CSI encourages you to consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this release. As a result of these matters, changes in facts, assumptions not being realized or other circumstances, CSI's actual results may differ materially from the expected results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release. The forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date of this release, and CSI undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Product Disclosure:

Peripheral Products
The Stealth 360® PAD System and Diamondback 360® PAD System are percutaneous orbital atherectomy systems indicated for use as therapy in patients with occlusive atherosclerotic disease in peripheral arteries and stenotic material from artificial arteriovenous dialysis fistulae. The systems are contraindicated for use in coronary arteries, bypass grafts, stents or where thrombus or dissections are present. Although the incidence of adverse events is rare, potential events that can occur with atherectomy include: pain, hypotension, CVA/TIA, death, dissection, perforation, distal embolization, thrombus formation, hematuria, abrupt or acute vessel closure, or arterial spasm. See the instructions for use for detailed information regarding the procedure, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information call CSI at 1-877-274-0901 and/or consult CSI’s website at

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