Brain natriuretic peptide predicts functional outcome in ischemic stroke.

@article{Rost2012BrainNP,
  title={Brain natriuretic peptide predicts functional outcome in ischemic stroke.},
  author={Natalia S. Rost and Alessandro Biffi and Lisa Cloonan and John S Chorba and Peter Kelly and David Greer and Patrick T Ellinor and Karen L. Furie},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={441-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Elevated serum levels of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) have been associated with cardioembolic stroke and increased poststroke mortality. We sought to determine whether BNP levels were associated with functional outcome after ischemic stroke. METHODS We measured BNP in consecutive patients aged ≥ 18 years admitted to our stroke unit between 2002 to 2005. BNP quintiles were used for analysis. Stroke subtypes were assigned using Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke… CONTINUE READING