[NT-proBNP in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients].

BACKGROUND Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is produced and released mainly from ventricles. It has several physiological actions. BNP has been shown to be useful for diagnosis and prognosis in heart failure. The aim of this study is to analyse NT-proBNP levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and to distinguish factors which could… CONTINUE READING