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Renovacor Announces Partnerships with the Dilated Cardiomyopathy Foundation, the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses to Help Increase Awareness of Genetic Heart Disorders

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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.

To learn more about how you can support those living with genetic heart disorders and other rare diseases, visit dcmfoundation.org, hfsa.org, aahfn.org and rarediseaseday.org.