SUNRISE, Fla., May 28, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioheart, Inc. (OTCBB:BHRT) announces plans to host a live webcast on June 4, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

After reviewing supporting pre-clinical data dating back to 1988 and clinical data from controlled studies which began in early 2000 (nearly 400 patients), a panel of experts strongly endorses moving forward to complete the final phase of clinical trials to advance muscle stem cell (myoblast) therapy for treating heart failure to mainstream use with FDA approval and CMS reimbursement.

Bioheart's latest Phase II/III MARVEL study has undergone interim analysis and although data are not disclosed due to pending publication confidentiality, the panel of experts has reviewed these data and has unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed moving forward to finish the pivotal studies to bring this product to FDA approval based on their review.

During this live webcast, leading physicians and scientists will be available for an open-panel discussion on advancing muscle stem cell (myoblast) therapy to mainstream use in treating heart failure patients.

Bioheart will host this webcast on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To register for the webcast please contact Jen Otto at

 The distinguished panel will include:

 Warren Sherman, MD, Director, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative
  Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

 Christopher O'Connor, MD, Director Heart Center, Duke University
  Medical Center

 Thomas Povsic, MD, Ph.D., Assistant. Professor of Medicine, Duke
  University Medical Center

 Carl Pepine, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Florida College
  of Medicine

 HJ Duckers, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam

 Nabil Dib, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research, Mercy Gilbert &
  Chandler Medical Centers

 Doris Taylor, Ph.D., Director, Center for Cardiovascular Repair,
  University of Minnesota

About Bioheart, Inc.

Bioheart, Inc. is committed to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases. Its goals are to improve a patient's quality of life and reduce health care costs and hospitalizations. Specific to biotechnology, Bioheart is focused on the discovery, development and, subject to regulatory approval, commercialization of autologous cell therapies for the treatment of chronic and acute heart damage. Its lead product candidate, MyoCell(r), is an innovative clinical muscle-derived stem cell therapy designed to populate regions of scar tissue within a patient's heart with new living cells for the purpose of improving cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients. The Company's pipeline includes multiple product candidates for the treatment of heart damage, including Bioheart Acute Cell Therapy, an autologous, adipose tissue-derived stem cell treatment for acute heart damage, and MyoCell(r) SDF-1, a therapy utilizing autologous cells that are genetically modified to express additional potentially therapeutic growth proteins. For more information on Bioheart, visit

MyoCell, MyoCell SDF-1 and MyoCath are trademarks of Bioheart, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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Investors and others are cautioned that a variety of factors, including certain risks, may affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. These risk factors include, without limitation, (i) our ability to obtain additional financing; (ii) our ability to control and reduce our expenses; (iii) our ability to establish a distribution network for and commence distribution of certain products for which we have acquired distribution rights; (iv) our ability to timely and successfully complete our clinical trials; (v) the occurrence of any unacceptable side effects during or after preclinical and clinical testing of our product candidates; (vi) the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; (vii) our dependence on the success of our lead product candidate; (viii) our inability to predict the extent of our future losses or if or when we will become profitable; (ix) our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; and (x) intense competition. The Company is also subject to the risks and uncertainties described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, as amended by its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2008; June 30, 2008 and September 30, 2008.

Bioheart, Inc.
Howard J. Leonhardt, Chief Executive Officer
(954) 835-1500

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