SOURCE: Vicor Technologies, Inc.

Vicor Technologies, Inc.

August 25, 2009 08:30 ET

Original Research Using Vicor Technologies' PD2i Algorithm Published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - David H. Fater, CEO of Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), today announced that original research conducted using its PD2i algorithm to prospectively predict risk of sudden cardiac death was published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management (2009-5, 1-12). Vicor Technologies is a biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of innovative, non-invasive medical devices and diagnostics using its patented, proprietary PD2i algorithm and software to stratify patients at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and trauma victims in need of life saving intervention.

"Comparison of linear-stochastic and nonlinear-deterministic algorithms in the analysis of 15-minute clinical ECGs to predict risk of arrhythmic death" documents the comparative evaluation of nonlinear algorithms and conventional linear-stochastic measures of heartbeat series in low-to-high risk cardiac patients to prospectively predict risk of arrhythmic (sudden cardiac) death. Vicor's time-dependent, non-linear PD2i algorithm was demonstrated to be the comparatively superior test.

"We are gratified to have this study accepted for publication in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management," stated Mr. Fater. "Acceptance in this prestigious, peer-reviewed journal attests to the quality and rigor of the research in which the PD2i is involved. We are also heartened by the results, which attest once again to the PD2i's ability to prospectively predict those at risk of arrhythmic or sudden cardiac death with a high degree of accuracy and consistency," he concluded.

"Comparison of linear-stochastic and nonlinear-deterministic algorithms in the analysis of 15-minute clinical ECGs to predict risk of arrhythmic death" chronicles the study of 397 patients admitted to three emergency room departments for chest pain and determined to be at low-to-high risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI). Fifteen-minute ECGs were recorded and R-R intervals assessed by three non-linear algorithms (PD2i, DFA, ApEn) and four conventional linear-stochastic measures (SDNN, MNN, 1/f-Slope, LF/HF). The sensitivity and relative risk for predicting arrhythmic death was highest at all time-points for the PD2i algorithm.

Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, a Dove Press publication, is an international, peer-reviewed journal of clinical therapeutics and risk management focusing on concise rapid reporting of clinical studies in all therapeutic areas, outcomes, safety, and programs for the effective, safe, and sustained use of medicines. Dove Press specializes in the publication of peer-reviewed journals across the spectrum of science, technology, and medicine using the Open Access publication model.

About Vicor Technologies, Inc.

Vicor Technologies is a development-stage biotechnology company creating innovative non-invasive diagnostics employing its patented, proprietary point correlation dimension algorithm (PD2i.) The PD2i is a deterministic, non-linear measure that analyzes electrophysiological potentials to predict future pathological events with a high degree of accuracy in target populations.

Vicor currently has three products employing the PD2i algorithm. The PD2i Analyzer, which has FDA 510(k) marketing clearance, measures heart rate variability. Vicor will be commencing a clinical trial to determine its efficacy to detect the presence of diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN). The PD2i VS (Vital Sign), in clinical trials under a collaborative effort with the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research (, risk stratifies combat and civilian trauma victims. The PD2i CA (Cardiac Analyzer), in multiple clinical trials, identifies patients at risk of suffering sudden cardiac death.

Vicor anticipates additional applications employing the PD2i to enable early detection and risk stratification for a variety of other disorders and diseases. Additional information is available at

The appearance of name-brand institutions or products in this media release does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Department of the Army, Department of Defense or the U.S. Government of the information, products or services contained therein.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current plans and expectations that are subject to uncertainties and risks, which could cause our future results to differ materially. The following factors, among others, could cause our actual results to differ: our ability to obtain FDA approval of the PD2i VS for military and civilian applications and the PD2i Cardiac Analyzer, our ability continue to receive financing sufficient to continue operations and complete the critical clinical trials; our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to successfully develop products based on our technologies; our ability to obtain and maintain adequate levels of third-party reimbursement for our products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; our ability to receive regulatory approval for our products; the ability of third-party contract research organizations to perform preclinical testing and clinical trials for our technologies; the ability of third-party manufacturers to manufacture our products; our ability to retain the services of our key personnel; our ability to market and sell our products successfully; our ability to protect our intellectual property; product liability; changes in federal income tax laws and regulations; general market conditions in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries; and other matters that are described in Vicor's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of the press release, and we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements or the reasons why actual results could differ.

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