N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide and subsequent hospital admission for worsening heart failure.

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R ecurrent and lengthy hospitalisation is common in patients with heart failure and accounts for much of the treatment cost. This has led to interventions aimed at reducing hospitalisation, but identifying patients at risk of hospitalisation is difficult using traditional risk factors. Evidence accumulates for the value of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP… (More)

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@article{Cowie2005NterminalBN, title={N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide and subsequent hospital admission for worsening heart failure.}, author={Margaret Cowie and Chris D Metcalfe and Karen F Fox and Geoffrey C Sutton}, journal={Heart}, year={2005}, volume={91 3}, pages={371-2} }