Cardiome Announces The Addition Of Dr. Steen Juul-Möller As Medical Director, Europe

Cardiome Announces The Addition Of Dr. Steen Juul-Möller As Medical Director,

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, March 28, 2013


VANCOUVER, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ:  CRME) 
(TSX:  COM)  today  announces  the   addition  of  Steen  Juul-Möller,   M.D., 
Ph.D./DMSc., FESC to Cardiome's management team as Medical Director,  Europe. 
In his capacity of Medical  Director, Dr. Juul-Möller will oversee  Cardiome's 
clinical and medical affairs activities.

Dr. Juul-Möller  has  held  his  clinical position  at  the  Malmö  University 
Hospital (now Skåne University Hospital) since 1980. He is a strong  proponent 
for the rapid cardioversion of patients with recent onset atrial  fibrillation 
(AF). Dr. Juul-Möller  was responsible for  changing his hospital's  emergency 
room AF management protocol  and developed an  AF fast-track treatment  system 
where patients were safely and rapidly cardioverted resulting in both  patient 
and  economic  benefits.  Vernakalant  was   regularly  used  in  the   atrial 
fibrillation  fast-track   protocol.  Since   BRINAVESS™  was   available   in 
Sweden,clinicians at  Skåne University  Hospital haveused  it to  cardiovert 
over 250  recent onset  atrial fibrillation  patients to  normal sinus  rhythm 
achieving successful cardioversion in 70% to 80% of patients, which is  almost 
50% higher than what was  achieved in clinical trials.  He has also served  on 
the Steering Committee of both  the ACT I and ACT  III pivotal Phase 3  trials 
for vernakalant.

"We are thrilled to have Dr.  Juul-Möller join Cardiome's medical team,"  said 
Bill Hunter,  M.D.,  Cardiome's President  and  CEO. "Sharing  his  BRINAVESS™ 
experience  with   other  clinicians   and  decision   makers  such   as   the 
identification of  patients  who would  best  respond to  BRINAVESS™  and  the 
economic benefits his hospital has  gained after implementing a fast-track  AF 
protocol  will  be  key  as  Cardiome  assumes  BRINAVESS™   commercialization 

In addition to clinical practice, he has concentrated his research  activities 
on clinical cardiology. He successfully ran a large clinical project involving
94 centers in Sweden, the results of which were singularly responsible for the
1997 FDA  recommendation  of  aspirin  treatment  for  primary  prevention  of 
myocardial infarction  in patients  with stable  angina (published  in  Lancet 

For the  last 10  years, Dr.  Juul-Möller has  directed his  research  towards 
arrhythmias and international  drug development including  Phase 2 through  to 
Phase 4 clinical studies, frequently utilizing the state-of-the-art Laboratory
for Ambulatory ECG Monitoring. He has had an instrumental role in creating the
first  Scandinavian  Syncope  Center,  located  in  Malmö  and  developing   a 
fast-track atrial fibrillation treatment program at his hospital.

About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the
discovery, development and commercialization of new therapies that will
improve the health of patients around the world. Cardiome has one marketed
product, BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and other territories
for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm
in adults.

Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site at

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