NEW YORK – April 29, 2021 – Daxor Corporation (NYSE MKT: DXR), the global leader in blood volume measurement technology, today announces new data demonstrating the clinical utility of the BVA-100 blood test in postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology from the Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center in Nashville, TN.
The study titled “Effect of High Dietary Sodium Intake in Patients with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome,” tested whether high sodium diet reduces orthostatic tachycardia (heart rate) and upright heart rate compared to low sodium diet in POTS patients and secondary, its effect on plasma volume and plasma norepinephrine. Blood volume parameters were measured with Daxor’s BVA-100 diagnostic blood test; a safe, accurate and objective means to directly quantify blood volume and composition. Blood volumes were expressed as a percent deviation from the patient’s ideal volumes.
The results showed that the mechanism of sodium intake directly affects intravascular blood volume as measured by the BVA-100 blood test. High dietary sodium compared to low dietary sodium increases plasma volume and decreases the heart rate supporting the recommendation to increase dietary sodium intake in POTS.
“This study shows the crucial need to identify and manage shifts in blood volume in order to guide optimal treatment and outcomes in POTS patients. Daxor’s BVA-100 blood test is the proven gold standard for doing so,” said Michael Feldschuh, CEO and President of Daxor Corporation. “Prior studies have shown marked heterogeneity in both total blood and red blood cell volume – both prevalent in POTS.”
About Daxor Corporation
Daxor Corporation (Nasdaq: DXR) is the global leader in blood volume measurement technology focused on blood volume testing innovation (organized as an investment company with fully-owned innovative medical instrumentation and biotechnology operations). We developed and market the BVA-100™ (Blood Volume Analyzer), the first diagnostic blood test cleared by the FDA to provide safe, accurate, objective quantification of blood volume status and composition compared to patient-specific norms. The BVA technology enhances hospital performance metrics in a broad range of surgical and medical conditions, including heart failure and critical care, by informing treatment strategies, resulting in significantly improved multiple measures of patient outcomes. Daxor’s mission is to advance healthcare by enabling optimal fluid management with blood volume analysis. Daxor’s vision is optimal blood volume for all. For more information, please visit our website at Daxor.com.
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