NT-proBNP concentrations indicate cardiac disease in pediatric patients.

  title={NT-proBNP concentrations indicate cardiac disease in pediatric patients.},
  author={Ralf Geiger and Angelika Hammerer-Lercher and Christoph Url and Ulrich Schweigmann and B. Puschendorf and Rudolf Sommer and J{\"o}rg I. Stein and Johannes Mair},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={123 1},
OBJECTIVE To test the performance of N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide to distinguish from cardiac and non-cardiac disease in the pediatric patient population. METHOD NT-proBNP concentrations were retrospectively analysed in 102 pediatric patients (median age: 5.96 years; 0-18 years) with cardiac diseases comprising left-to-right-shunt lesions (n… CONTINUE READING