Association of plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide with postoperative cardiac events in patients undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm or leg bypass.

@article{Feringa2006AssociationOP,
  title={Association of plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide with postoperative cardiac events in patients undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm or leg bypass.},
  author={Harm H. H. Feringa and Jeroen J. Bax and Abdou A Elhendy and Robert de Jonge and Jan W. Lindemans and O. Schouten and Anton H. van den Meiracker and Eric Boersma and Arend F. L. Schinkel and Miklos D Kertai and M. R. H. M. van Sambeek and Don Poldermans},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={111-5}
}
Postoperative cardiac events are related to myocardial ischemia and reduced left ventricular function. The utility of N-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) for preoperative cardiac risk evaluation has not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to assess whether plasma NT-pro-BNP predicts postoperative cardiac events in patients who undergo major vascular surgery in addition to clinical and dobutamine stress echocardiographic data. One hundred seventy consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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