Brain natriuretic peptide is a prognostic parameter in chronic lung disease.

@article{Leuchte2006BrainNP,
  title={Brain natriuretic peptide is a prognostic parameter in chronic lung disease.},
  author={Hanno H. Leuchte and Rainer Anton Baumgartner and Michal El Nounou and Michael Vogeser and Claus F Neurohr and Michael Trautnitz and J{\"u}rgen Behr},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={173 7},
  pages={744-50}
}
RATIONALE The detection of pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic lung disease has prognostic implications. The brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been suggested as a noninvasive marker for the presence and severity of pulmonary hypertension. OBJECTIVES We evaluated circulating BNP levels as a parameter for the presence and severity of pulmonary… CONTINUE READING