Brain natriuretic peptide levels as a predictor for new atrial fibrillation during hospitalization in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

@article{Shibazaki2012BrainNP,
  title={Brain natriuretic peptide levels as a predictor for new atrial fibrillation during hospitalization in patients with acute ischemic stroke.},
  author={Kensaku Shibazaki and Kazumi Kimura and Shuichi Fujii and Kenichiro Sakai and Yasuyuki Iguchi},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 9},
  pages={1303-7}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels and the detection rate of new documented atrial fibrillation (AF) after ischemic stroke. Consecutive patients with ischemic stroke prospectively enrolled within 24 hours of onset. Patients with AF on admission electrocardiography or with histories of AF were excluded. The plasma BNP level was measured on admission, and the factors associated with new documented AF were investigated by… CONTINUE READING

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