N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide levels: correlation with echocardiographically determined left ventricular diastolic function in an ambulatory cohort.

@article{Dong2006NterminalPB,
  title={N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide levels: correlation with echocardiographically determined left ventricular diastolic function in an ambulatory cohort.},
  author={S J Dong and Lisa de las Fuentes and Angela L. Brown and Alan D. Waggoner and Gregory A. Ewald and Victor G. D{\'a}vila-Rom{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={1017-25}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the correlations of plasma N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels with echocardiographic measurements of left ventricular (LV) systolic and/or diastolic function. BACKGROUND Plasma levels of NT-proBNP are increased in heart failure. The extent to which NT-proBNP levels increase in LV diastolic dysfunction… CONTINUE READING