BioImage A/S Study Seeks to Identify Individuals at High Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke 2-3 Years before Occurrence  
12/20/2007 8:54:23 AM

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BG Medicine, on behalf of the HRP Initiative, today announced the launch of the BioImage Study, designed to discover new blood tests and to optimize non-invasive imaging of atherosclerosis in order to identify and characterize individuals that are at high-risk for coronary heart disease or stroke. The BioImage Study is the next phase of the High-Risk Plaque Initiative, an industry-funded joint research and development effort to advance the understanding, recognition and management of high-risk plaque (HRP), the primary underlying cause of heart attacks and the leading cause of death in the Western world.