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Pilot Phase 3 Results of NovaCardia's KW-3902 for Acute Congestive,Heart Failure Presented at Late-Breaking Session of Heart Failure,Congress 2007

mean change in serum creatinine in patients treated with the highest dose of KW-3902 compared to a 0.2 milligram per deciliter mean increase, or worsening, in participants receiving placebo. These data are consistent with prior findings and indicate that KW-3902 appears to have a persistent effect on renal function. To date, no other vasodilator has demonstrated the selective renal vasodilation attribute of KW-3902 that is critical for preserving renal function.

About Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a widespread and debilitating disease most often caused by a weakening or stiffening of the heart muscle, which leads to a progressive loss in the heart's ability to pump blood effectively throughout the body. There are nearly five million people in the United States with CHF, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). With the aging population and more patients surviving the early stages of cardiovascular diseases, the prevalence of CHF is increasing. Approximately 550,000 new cases of CHF are reported in the United States each year, according to the AHA.

About NovaCardia

NovaCardia is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs to treat major cardiovascular diseases that are underserved by existing therapies. The company has two compounds in clinical development, KW-3902 for congestive heart failure and K-201 (JTV-519) for atrial fibrillation.

NovaCardia cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts, including implied statements relating to future outcomes of clinical trials, may be forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in NovaCardia's business including, without limitation, risks related to difficulties or delays in, testing, obtaining regulatory approval, producing
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