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The present study examined the usefulness of serum albumin concentration measured immediately after clinical stabilization for in-hospital risk stratification in 64 consecutive elderly,(More)
BACKGROUND Based on the hypothesis that it reflects left ventricular (LV) diastolic pressures, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is largely utilized as first-line diagnostic complement in the(More)
BACKGROUND The incremental role of bedside tissue Doppler echocardiography and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) over the clinical judgment has been recently reported in the emergency diagnosis of(More)