Diagnostic performance and cost effectiveness of measurements of plasma N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide in patients presenting with acute dyspnea or peripheral edema.

@article{Behnes2009DiagnosticPA,
  title={Diagnostic performance and cost effectiveness of measurements of plasma N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide in patients presenting with acute dyspnea or peripheral edema.},
  author={Michael Behnes and Martina Brueckmann and Parviz Ahmad-Nejad and Siegfried Lang and Christian Wolpert and Elif Elmas and Thorsten K{\"a}lsch and Joachim Gruettner and Christel Weiss and Martin Borggrefe and Michael Neumaier},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={165-74}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic power of a newly available assay for amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) to identify patients with acute heart failure. In addition, the influence of initial NT-proBNP measurements on economic consequences, diagnostic procedures and staff involvement was evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS 401 patients presenting with acute dyspnea or peripheral edema in the emergency department were enrolled. NT-proBNP was… CONTINUE READING
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