B-type natriuretic peptide is a major predictor of ventricular tachyarrhythmias.

  title={B-type natriuretic peptide is a major predictor of ventricular tachyarrhythmias.},
  author={Yehoshua C Levine and Michael A Rosenberg and Murray A. Mittleman and Michelle Samuel and Nilubon Methachittiphan and Mark S. Link and Mark E. Josephson and Alfred E. Buxton},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  volume={11 7},
BACKGROUND The cost-effective use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for the prevention of sudden cardiac death requires identification of patients at risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias, not just for total mortality. OBJECTIVE To determine whether N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) are independent predictors of ventricular arrhythmias in patients receiving primary prevention ICDs. METHODS One hundred sixty-one patients… CONTINUE READING
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