[Prognostic value of BNP for hospital mortality in elderly subjects hospitalised for acute diastolic cardiac failure].

@article{Arqus2006PrognosticVO,
  title={[Prognostic value of BNP for hospital mortality in elderly subjects hospitalised for acute diastolic cardiac failure].},
  author={St{\'e}phane Arqu{\`e}s and Emmanuel Roux and Pascal Sbragia and Bertrand Pieri and Richard G{\'e}lisse and Pierre Ambrosi},
  journal={Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={210-4}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of BNP in elderly patients hospitalised for acute diastolic cardiac failure. 108 consecutive subjects were included, aged at least 70 years old, hospitalised for isolated acute diastolic cardiac failure. All of them had a left ventricular ejection fraction > or = 50% and evidence of diastolic dysfunction on echocardiography performed shortly after admission. The plasma BNP concentration measured in the emergency department on admission… CONTINUE READING