Brain natriuretic peptide is associated with worsening and mortality in acute stroke patients but adds no prognostic value to clinical predictors of outcome.

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BACKGROUND At the present time, the determination of the outcome of stroke patients is based on the analysis of clinical and neuroimaging data. The use of prognostic blood biomarkers could aid in decision-making processes, e.g. admitting patients to specialized stroke units. Although the prognostic role of natriuretic peptides has been studied in heart… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000341858

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