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Bucindolol Significantly Reduces Hospitalization and Death in Heart Failure Patients With Very Favorable Genotypes
Date:9/22/2008

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About Heart Failure

Heart failure is a chronic and progressive condition in which the heart cannot efficiently pump blood to meet the body's oxygen demands. The American Heart Association estimates that about 6 million Americans are living with heart failure, with 550,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Heart failure accounts directly for 55,000 deaths and indirectly for an additional 230,000 deaths in the United States each year. Heart failure is the underlying reason for approximately 12 to 15 million annual visits to physicians and 6.5 million annual hospital days.

About ARCA biopharma

ARCA biopharma, Inc. is a privately held company focused on developing and commercializing genetically targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. The Company's lead drug candidate, bucindolol, is an investigational, pharmacologically unique beta-blocker and mild vasodilator being developed for heart failure and other indications. ARCA has identified common genetic variations that predict individual patient response to bucindolol. ARCA biopharma, in partnership with Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE: LH), is developing a companion genetic test for bucindolol. For more information please visit http://www.arcabiopharma.com.


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