LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CVBT) has appointed Nabil Dib, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C., as the Principal Investigator for its Phase II clinical trial in patients with severe coronary heart disease.
Dr. Dib is currently the Director of Cardiovascular Research at Catholic Healthcare West's Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Arizona, as well as the Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Cardiovascular Cell Therapy at the University of California, San Diego. He is also President of the International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research, La Jolla, Calif., and an international expert on the treatment of heart failure and coronary artery disease. Dr. Dib has extensive experience directing clinical trials, particularly in the arena of examining agents which stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in a damaged heart.
In previous clinical studies, Dr. Dib has pioneered the use of the NOGA(R) XP mapping system and the MyoStar(TM) injection catheter. These two devices will be used in CVBT's Phase II heart trial, in which the potent angiogenic protein human Fibroblast Growth Factor -1 (FGF-1) will be injected into patients' hearts. Dr. Dib serves as the principal trainer for all interventional cardiologists who wish to receive training on the NOGA XP system or MyoStar injection catheter, and will work closely with the other clinical investigators in CVBT's Phase II heart trial to ensure the safe and accurate injection of FGF-1 into the heart.
"We are extremely excited to welcome a cardiologist and clinical
researcher of Dr. Dib's caliber to lead our Phase II heart study," said
Thomas J. Stegmann, M.D., co-founder and co-president of CVBT. "His
expertise with the NOGA XP and MyoStar devices, and his strong
relationships with leading interventional cardiologists throughout the
world will be invaluable to our clini
|SOURCE CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc.|
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