Cardiac resynchronization therapy, also referred to as biventricular pacing, involves the implantation of a specialized pacemaker device to attempt to improve the heart's rhythm and alleviate symptoms associated with arrhythmia in heart failure.
"The issuance of this patent both strengthens and broadens
The BGM Galectin-3® Test is cleared by the U.S.
The BGM Galectin-3® Test is CE Marked and is available in
About Galectin-3 and Heart Failure
Galectin-3 is a protein that is involved in fundamental disease processes including the development of fibrosis in organ tissues, and cardiac remodeling, which may lead to the development and progression of heart failure. Higher levels of galectin-3 are associated with a more aggressive form of heart failure, which may make identification of high-risk patients using galectin-3 testing an important part of patient care. Galectin-3 testing may be useful in helping physicians determine which patients are at higher risk of hospitalization or death. The BGM Galectin-3® Test is to be used as an aid in assessing the prognosis of patients with chronic heart failure, in conjunction with clinical evaluation. For more information please visit www.BG-Medicine.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding: our belief that the issuance of this new patent strengthens and broadens our patent portfolio for galectin-3 testing and our plan to aggressively pursue the protection of our intellectual property related to galectin-3. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees of future performance, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in
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