B-type natriuretic peptide in outpatients after myocardial infarction: Optimized cut-off value for incident heart failure prediction

@article{Radovanovi2010BtypeNP,
  title={B-type natriuretic peptide in outpatients after myocardial infarction: Optimized cut-off value for incident heart failure prediction},
  author={Mina Radovanovi{\'c} and Zorana M Vasiljevi{\'c} and Neboj{\vs}a Radovanovi{\'c} and Jelena Marinkovi{\'c} and Goran R Stankovi{\'c}},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={1946-1948}
}
Higher levels of natriuretic peptides were identified in outpatients after myocardial infarction (MI) compared to the healthy population, even in the absence of heart failure (HF). Therefore, we assessed the optimal cut-off value of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in relation to new-onset HF prediction in 79 post-MI patients with preserved left ventricular systolic function (ejection fraction >40%). Plasma BNP was measured by enzyme immunoassay, 6 months after MI and patients were followed-up… CONTINUE READING

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