PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renovacor, Inc. (NYSE: RCOR), a biotechnology company focused on delivering innovative precision therapies to improve the lives of patients and families battling genetically-driven cardiovascular and mechanistically-related diseases, today announced partnerships with the Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Foundation, the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) and the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). The company will provide sponsorship for initiatives to raise awareness of cardiomyopathies and to educate the patient and provider communities about the importance of genetic testing for patients and families living with DCM.
“We are proud to be partnering with three great organizations to advance our mission of helping patients living with genetically-driven cardiomyopathies,” said Magdalene Cook, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Renovacor. “The HFSA, AAHFN and DCM Foundation do incredible work to support the DCM community by promoting disease awareness and providing clinical trial resources for patients and families living with this disease. We look forward to working with these organizations to engage in these efforts as our relationships grow.”
Renovacor’s first target is a rare, monogenic cardiomyopathy associated with mutations in the BAG3 gene. Although cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of mortality in the US, the contribution of genetics to smaller segments of this population is often overlooked. The educational opportunities offered by Rare Disease Day are an important approach to increasing awareness of the contributions of genetics to the burden of cardiovascular disease. Observed each year on the last day of February, Rare Disease Day is a globally-coordinated movement dedicated to equity in social opportunity, healthcare and access to diagnosis and therapies for the 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease.
Renovacor is a biotechnology company focused on delivering innovative precision therapies to improve the lives of patients and families battling genetically-driven cardiovascular and mechanistically-related diseases. The company’s lead program in BAG3-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) uses gene transfer technology to address the monogenic cause of this severe form of heart failure. Renovacor’s vision is to bring life-changing therapies to patients living with serious genetic cardiovascular and related diseases, by developing medicines that target the underlying cause of disease and provide a transformative benefit and significant improvement to quality of life.
About DCM Foundation
Launched in 2017, the DCM Foundation provides hope and support to patients and families with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) through research, advocacy and education. The Foundation is dedicated to helping patients and their families by providing educational resources about DCM and genetic testing. For more information, visit dcmfoundation.org.
About Heart Failure Society of America
The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA) represents the first organized effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care. The mission of HFSA is to provide a platform to improve and expand heart failure care through collaboration, education, innovation, research and advocacy. HFSA members include physicians, scientists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, trainees, other healthcare workers and patients. For more information, visit hfsa.org.
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
The AAHFN is a specialty organization dedicated to advancing nursing education, clinical practice and research to improve heart failure patient outcomes. Heart failure is AAHFN’s exclusive interest and passion. The goal of AAHFN is to set the standards for heart failure nursing care and unite the full spectrum of nurses and other health professionals interested in heart failure. AAHFN serves as the interface for sharing ideas, translating research findings into practice and setting priorities for the future. AAHFN welcomes and values all professionals involved in heart failure care and focuses on patients across all environments of care from the hospital, to the clinic, to home. For more information, visit aahfn.org.
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