N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide in the management of patients in the medical emergency department (PROMPT): correlation with disease severity, utilization of hospital resources, and prognosis in a large, prospective, randomized multicentre trial.

@article{Luchner2012NterminalPB,
  title={N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide in the management of patients in the medical emergency department (PROMPT): correlation with disease severity, utilization of hospital resources, and prognosis in a large, prospective, randomized multicentre trial.},
  author={Andreas Luchner and Martin M{\"o}ckel and Eberhard Spanuth and Joachim Moecks and Dirk Peetz and Hannsjoerg Baum and Christoph H. Spes and Christian E. Wrede and J{\"o}rn Ole Vollert and Reinhold Mueller and Hugo Katus and Evangelos Giannitsis},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={259-67}
}
AIMS N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a potent marker of heart failure and other cardiac diseases. The value of NT-proBNP testing in the medical emergency department (ED) was assessed in patients >65 years old. METHODS AND RESULTS This large, prospective, randomized, controlled, multicentre trial was conducted in six medical EDs. Data for evaluation of the primary endpoint of hospitalization were available for 1086 patients. Median NT-proBNP was 582 pg/mL. A total of 16… CONTINUE READING

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