Natriuretic peptides in the detection of preclinical diastolic or systolic dysfunction

@inproceedings{Luers2009NatriureticPI,
  title={Natriuretic peptides in the detection of preclinical diastolic or systolic dysfunction},
  author={Claus Luers and Rolf Wachter and Sibylle Kleta and Marc Uhlir and Janka Koschack and Martin Scherer and Lutz Binder and Christoph Herrmann-Lingen and Antonia Zapf and Bettina Kulle and Michael M. Kochen and Burkert Pieske},
  booktitle={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
  year={2009}
}
The diagnostic value of natriuretic peptides in asymptomatic patients at risk for diastolic or systolic HF is controversial. We tested (1) the prevalence of preclinical LV dysfunction in an at-risk cohort; (2) the diagnostic accuracy of natriuretic peptides alone or in combination with clinical parameters for predicting asymptomatic left ventricular systolic or diastolic dysfunction. 542 primary care patients (mean age 63 ± 11 years, 42% female) without prediagnosed HF, but with risk factors… CONTINUE READING

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