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Heart Hospital of Austin First Site in World to Test Efficacy of New Adult Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Damaged Heart Tissue in Phase II Trial
Date:3/31/2009

r treating heart damage resulting from a heart attack. Heart Hospital of Austin is one of approximately 40 institutions in the United States and Canada participating in the study. Patients that participate in the study must receive the treatment within seven days of a heart attack. The stem cell treatment is administered intravenously and typically takes less than an hour to complete.

Prochymal(R) is currently an investigational therapy and is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

After a Heart Attack:

In 2009 alone, more than half a million Americans will have their first attack. According to the American Heart Association, 18% percent of men and 35% of women will have another heart attack within six years of their event.


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