Combined use of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide for risk stratification of vascular surgery patients.

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BACKGROUND We sought to assess whether high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) improve risk prediction when added to an established predictive tool and develop a point-based risk score. METHODS Four hundred eleven vascular surgery patients were enrolled. The primary outcome was a composite of death… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.01.012

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