Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial infarction, commonly known as heart attack, occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted. This situation most commonly occurs due to blockage of a coronary artery. A direct consequence of a heart attack is damage or death of heart muscle tissue, resulting in a scar in the hearts of patients who survive. These scars reduce the function of the heart.

In an animal model of myocardial infarction, GliaMed has shown that once-daily treatment with a RIL resulted in 100% survival and near complete regeneration of the myocardium, a tissue in which regeneration was not considered possible. In contrast, animals that did not receive the RIL had hearts that were extensively scarred.