Does B-type natriuretic peptide-guided therapy improve outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

@article{Xin2014DoesBN,
  title={Does B-type natriuretic peptide-guided therapy improve outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Wei qiang Xin and Zhiqin Lin and Shu-hua Mi},
  journal={Heart Failure Reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={69-80}
}
The role of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in the management of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) was uncertain. The aim of this meta-analysis was to comprehensively evaluate the effect of BNP-guided therapy in CHF. Relevant randomized controlled trials were identified by searching of Pubmed, Embase and the Cochrane Library databases. Fixed or randomized effect models were applied to combine the data according to the heterogeneity of the included studies. Fourteen studies with 3,004… CONTINUE READING

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