Challenging the two concepts in determining the appropriate pre-discharge N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide treatment target in acute decompensated heart failure patients: absolute or relative discharge levels?

Abstract

AIMS NT-proBNP is a strong predictor for readmissions and mortality in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) patients. We assessed whether absolute or relative NT-proBNP levels should be used as pre discharge treatment target. METHODS AND RESULTS Our study population was assembled from seven ADHF cohorts. We defined absolute (<1500, <3000, <5000, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.320

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@article{Stienen2015ChallengingTT, title={Challenging the two concepts in determining the appropriate pre-discharge N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide treatment target in acute decompensated heart failure patients: absolute or relative discharge levels?}, author={Susan Stienen and Khibar Salah and Luc W.M. Eurlings and Paulo M Bettencourt and Joana Pimenta and Marco Metra and Antoni Bayes-Genis and Valerio Verdiani and Luca Bettari and Valentina Lazzarini and Jan G. P. Tijssen and Yigal M. Pinto and Wouter E M Kok}, journal={European journal of heart failure}, year={2015}, volume={17 9}, pages={936-44} }