Neovasc Inc. announces upcoming presentations at TCT 2013 scientific symposium

Neovasc's Tiara™ Program for the Transcatheter Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease Will Be Featured in Two Sessions

VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) today announced that researchers will present data on the company's Tiara™ transcatheter mitral valve in preclinical development for the treatment of mitral valve disease at the upcoming 25th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Alexei Marko, CEO of Neovasc, commented, "The annual TCT conference is the leading scientific forum for interventional cardiology and we look forward to the opportunity to share our successful preclinical Tiara experience with cardiovascular opinion leaders from around the world, as we plan for the first-in-human Tiara studies we are targeting for early 2014."

The Tiara program is a novel solution to treat mitral valve regurgitation, a serious and poorly served condition that requires development of highly specialized devices to address the complex mitral anatomy. Mitral regurgitation is often severe and can lead to heart failure and death, but conventional surgical treatments are only appropriate for a small percentage of patients. Approximately four million individuals in the US alone are estimated to have mitral disease.

The Neovasc TCT 2013 presentations include the following:

Session Vlll: Next Generation Mitral Valve Therapies - Part 2
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Neovasc Tiara Program Update
Monday, Oct. 28, 3:35pm PT

Edited Cases ii
Tiara Mitral Valve Implantation
(Recorded presentation of implantation procedure in animal model)
Thursday, Oct. 31, 10:30am PT

About TCT
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. TCT gathers leading medical researchers and clinicians from around the world to present and discuss the latest developments in the field. TCT 2013 is being held October 27- November 1, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit http://www.tctconference.com/.

About Neovasc
Neovasc Inc. is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include the Neovasc Reducer™ for the treatment of refractory angina, the Tiara™ technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in a variety of third-party medical products, such as vascular surgical patches and transcatheter heart valves. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com.

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SOURCE Neovasc Inc.



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