B-type natriuretic peptide: a novel early blood marker of acute myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain and no ST-segment elevation.

@article{Bassan2005BtypeNP,
  title={B-type natriuretic peptide: a novel early blood marker of acute myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain and no ST-segment elevation.},
  author={Roberto Bassan and Alfredo Antonio Potsch and Alan Maisel and Bernardo Tura and Humberto Villacorta and M{\^o}nica Viegas Nogueira and Augusta Leite Campos and Roberto Gamarski and Antonio Cl{\'a}udio Masetto and Marco Aur{\'e}lio Esp{\'o}sito Moutinho},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={234-40}
}
AIMS This study was undertaken to determine the diagnostic value of admission B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with acute chest pain and no ST-segment elevation. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective study with 631 consecutive patients was conducted in the emergency department. Non-ST elevation AMI was present in 72 patients and their median admission BNP level was significantly higher than in unstable angina and non-acute coronary syndrome… CONTINUE READING

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