B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is more sensitive to rapid hemodynamic changes in acute heart failure than N-terminal proBNP.

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BACKGROUND We examined whether B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and its precursor fragment, N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP), can serve as non-invasive markers of hemodynamic response to treatment in acute heart failure in a prospective observational study. METHODS 29 unselected, consecutive patients (mean age: 61.6, 39-83 years; 25 males, 4 females) in… (More)

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