SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwired - April 30, 2014) - Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies, presented at the 16th Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine Group conference and Scientific Seminar in Orlando, Florida April 24-27.
Kristin Comella, Bioheart's Chief Scientific Officer, presented for the first time the Angel 6 month trial data to hundreds of physicians and health care professionals. At the 6 month time point, patients are demonstrating an average improvement in exercise capacity or a six minute walk test of approximately 68 meters (p=.07) as compared to an average improvement of 47 meters at 3 months (p=0.12). Eighty percent of the patients showed an improvement in their exercise capacity from 3 months to 6 months post stem cell injection.
Another end point in the study is ejection fraction (EF) by echocardiogram. At the 3 month time point, 100% of the patients demonstrated either improvement or stayed the same. After 3 months, patients showed an average absolute improvement of 3 percentage points in ejection fraction (p=0.17). The patients continued to improve from 3 months to 6 months with a statistically significant average absolute improvement of 10 percentage points (p=0.01).
Comella also presented average improvements in Borg index and Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire scores. The Angel trial has demonstrated a strong safety profile and preliminary efficacy to allow the expansion of trials using adipose derived cells.
About Bioheart, Inc.
Bioheart, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the field of regenerative medicine by offering the highest quality technology, cellular treatments and training. Specific to biotechnology, Bioheart, Inc. specializes in the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cellular therapies that treat a wide variety of degenerative diseases.
Bioheart, Inc. is committed to maintaining its leading position within the cardiovascular sector of the cell technology industry by delivering stem cell therapies and biologics that help address congestive heart failure, lower limb ischemia, chronic heart ischemia, acute myocardial infarctions, chronic and acute heart damage, peripheral vascular disease and other issues. Bioheart's goals are to improve a patient's quality of life by regenerating their damaged tissue, when possible, and by reducing health care costs and hospitalizations. Bioheart's leading product, MyoCell, is a clinical muscle-derived cell therapy designed to populate regions of scar tissue within a patient's heart with new living cells for the purpose of improving cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients.
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