WALTHAM, Mass., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BG Medicine, Inc. (Nasdaq:BGMD) announced today the publication of results, in the American Heart Journal, of an analysis of aggregated data from three large, multicenter clinical research trials in the United States and Europe. The trials included a total of 902 heart failure patients and demonstrated that elevations of galectin-3 levels in blood, as measured using the BGM Galectin-3® Test, were significantly predictive of rehospitalization for heart failure as early as within the first 30 days following discharge from an initial hospital stay. 
Publication Reports Clinical Utility Of BGM Galectin-3(R) Test For Prediction Of Near-Term Rehospitalization In Patients With Heart Failure
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