Diagnostic usefulness of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide among children with heart failure in a tertiary hospital in Lagos, Nigeria.

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BACKGROUND N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) is useful in the diagnosis and management of adult patients with heart failure. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the usefulness of NT-proBNP in diagnosing congestive heart failure (CHF) in children and its correlation with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and… (More)

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