Prognostic value of N-terminal natriuretic peptides in systemic sclerosis: a single centre study.

@article{Klt2014PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of N-terminal natriuretic peptides in systemic sclerosis: a single centre study.},
  author={Gy{\"o}ngyv{\'e}r K{\"o}ltő and Olli Vuolteenaho and Istv{\'a}n Szokodi and R{\'e}ka Faludi and Adrienn Tornyos and Heikki Ruskoaho and Tunde Minier and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Czirj{\'a}k and Andr{\'a}s Kom{\'o}csi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 6 Suppl 86},
  pages={S-75-81}
}
OBJECTIVES Cardiac involvement is an important determinant of prognosis in systemic sclerosis (SSc). The identification of patients with high risk is of great importance. Our aim was to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic value of circulating concentrations of N-terminal fragments of A- and B-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proANP and NT-proBNP) in patients with SSc. METHODS We prospectively studied 144 patients with SSc and followed them up for five years. Blood was collected for… CONTINUE READING
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