Brain natriuretic peptide is elevated in outpatients with atrial fibrillation.

Abstract

Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were measured in 72 outpatients with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) and in 49 control patients without AF. BNP levels were significantly higher in patients with AF (median value 131 pg/ml) than without AF (median value 49 pg/ml; p <0.001), and remained significantly higher after controlling for demographic and… (More)

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