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MyoKardia (MYOK) announced Monday that its experimental drug mavacamten demonstrated statistically significant improvements in blood flow and aerobic capacity in patients with an inherited form of heart disease in a small, mid-stage clinical trial.

Eight of the 10 patients who completed the study achieved improvement in blood flow to a level where they no longer met the threshold for being diagnosed with their disease — obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM.

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