Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the N-terminal part of the propeptide of BNP immunoassays in chronic and acute heart failure: a systematic review.

@article{Clerico2007ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the N-terminal part of the propeptide of BNP immunoassays in chronic and acute heart failure: a systematic review.},
  author={Aldo Clerico and Marianna Fontana and Luc Zyw and Claudio Passino and Michele Emdin},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={813-22}
}
BACKGROUND We used evidence-based laboratory medicine principles to compare the diagnostic accuracy of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the N-terminal part of the propeptide of BNP (NT-proBNP) assays for the diagnosis of heart failure. METHODS In May 2006, we performed a computerized literature search of the online National Library of Medicine to… CONTINUE READING