[Application value of combining brain natriuretic peptide, creatine phosphokinase and echocardiogram in the evaluation of polymyositis-related chronic heart failure].

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OBJECTIVE To explore the application value of combining brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and echocardiogram in the evaluation of olymyositis-related chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS Twenty-five polymyositis (PM) patients with CHF (NYHA grade II-IV) were evaluated with New York Heart Association (NYHA) criteria for heart… (More)

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