Cardiac biomarkers predict outcome after hospitalisation for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Marun2012CardiacBP,
  title={Cardiac biomarkers predict outcome after hospitalisation for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Robert Mar{\vc}un and Alan {\vS}usti{\'c} and Pika Me{\vs}ko Brguljan and Sasa Kadivec and Jerneja Farkas and Mitja Ko{\vs}nik and Andrew J. Stewart Coats and Stefan D. Anker and Mitja Lainscak},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={161 3},
  pages={156-9}
}
PURPOSE In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular system is involved but less is known about role of specific cardiac biomarkers. We aimed to investigate associations between N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and troponin T during hospitalisation with 6-month outcome. METHODS This was a prospective study conducted in consecutive patients hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of COPD. On admission, and at discharge, NT-proBNP and troponin T were… CONTINUE READING
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