B-type natriuretic peptide: issues for the intensivist and pulmonologist.

@article{Phua2005BtypeNP,
  title={B-type natriuretic peptide: issues for the intensivist and pulmonologist.},
  author={Jason Phua and Tow Keang Lim and Kang Hoe Lee},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={2094-13}
}
OBJECTIVE B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP), although promising as biomarkers for heart failure, are affected by multiple confounders. The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the utility of BNP and NT-proBNP as biomarkers, with a focus on their role in critical illness and pulmonary diseases. DATA… CONTINUE READING