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Cardiovascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. (CVBT.OB) Opens Florida and Arizona Sites for Its ACORD Phase II Heart Trial


2/24/2009 10:56:20 AM

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. announced today that two additional hospitals in the United States opened for patient enrollment for its ACORD Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of severe coronary heart disease. The sites are Florida Hospital/Cardiovascular Institute - Orlando Florida and Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center - Phoenix Arizona metropolitan area.

Mercy Hospital Fairfield (Ohio) and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio were first to open for enrollment in early September, and are working in collaboration to screen and treat patients in the trial. They treated their first patient in support of the trial in mid November 2008.

CVBT now has seven sites that are open for enrollment and intends to announce additional sites as they open for screening patents.

About CardioVascular BioTherapeutics

CVBT is a biopharmaceutical company developing human FGF-1 for cardiovascular diseases characterized by inadequate blood flow to a tissue or organ. In addition to the Phase II trial it is conducting in patients with severe coronary heart disease, the company has two FDA-authorized clinical trials in the areas of impaired wound healing seen in diabetics and in patients suffering from peripheral artery disease of the legs. An additional study is being conducted in patients with chronic back pain who may have perfusion defects to their spine. For more information about CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. please visit www.cvbt.com.

CONTACT: Media, Allison Caplan, +1-702-839-7200, acaplan@cvbt.com, or
Investors, Yvonne Johnson, +1-702-839-7220, investorrelations@cvbt.com,
both of CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc.

Web site: http://www.cvbt.com/



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