N-terminal fragment of the prohormone brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), cardiovascular events, and mortality in patients with stable coronary heart disease.

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CONTEXT Identification of individuals at high risk for cardiovascular events is important for the optimal use of primary and secondary prevention measures. OBJECTIVE To determine whether plasma levels of amino terminal fragment of the prohormone brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) predict cardiovascular events or death independent of other… (More)

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