Lack of decrease in plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide identifies acute heart failure patients with very poor outcome.

@article{Kubler2008LackOD,
  title={Lack of decrease in plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide identifies acute heart failure patients with very poor outcome.},
  author={Piotr Kubler and Ewa Anita Jankowska and Jacek Majda and Krzysztof W Reczuch and Waldemar Banasiak and Piotr P Ponikowski},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={373-8}
}
BACKGROUND Optimal risk stratification in heart failure patients surviving an episode of acute decompensation has not yet been established. We investigated whether a lack of significant decrease in plasma levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) during hospital stay can identify patients at high risk of poor outcome. METHODS We studied 103 consecutive patients with acute heart failure (86 men, age: 64 + or - 13 years, LVEF: 28 + or - 8%). The primary end-point was all… CONTINUE READING

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