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European Journal of Heart Failure publishes new randomized controlled clinical study of RESPeRATE
Date:9/28/2011

Lod, Israel. September 27th, 2011 InterCure Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: INCR), today announced that European Journal of Heart Failure, a peer reviewed medical journal of the European Society of Cardiology, published the results of a 72-patients, randomized, controlled study which demonstrated that deviceguided respiratory modulation with RESPeRATE applied at the home setting can significantly relieve symptoms of heart failure in elderly patients.

Chronic heart failure (CHF) affects about 5 million patients in the U.S. alone. It is the most widespread cause of hospitalization of patients over 65, with over 1 million hospitalizations every year. The total cost of treating the disease is estimated at $33 billion annually. About 91% of CHF sufferers have a medical history involving hypertension.

The study was conducted by Inger Ekman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden with funding from the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation. It was found that after 4 weeks of twice daily 20 minute at-home treatment sessions with RESPeRATE, patients, who modified the breathing as directed by the device , demonstrated a reduction in the severity of CHF measured by New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification, and in dyspnea (shortness of breath) that is the major reason for seeking care in the CHF population. The observed reduction was significant by both its absolute mean and in comparison with control group and/or with patients, who didn't modify breathing as directed by the device.

"CHF is disabling and leads to decreased quality of life, frequent hospitalizations and poor survival. The patient's subjective response to the condition is associated with symptoms that reflect physical aspects as well as integrated aspects of lifestyle, anxiety, depression, and expectations of the patient. The device-guided respirato
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