Prognostic value of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide for conservatively and surgically treated patients with aortic valve stenosis.

@article{Weber2006PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide for conservatively and surgically treated patients with aortic valve stenosis.},
  author={Michael D Weber and Michael Hausen and Roman J. Arnold and Holger N. Nef and H Moellman and Alexander Berkowitsch and Albrecht Elsaesser and Roland Brandt and Vesselin Mitrovic and C. W. Hamm},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2006},
  volume={92 11},
  pages={1639-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic value of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients with aortic stenosis being treated conservatively or undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS 159 patients were followed up for a median of 902 days. 102 patients underwent AVR and 57 were treated conservatively. NT-proBNP at baseline… CONTINUE READING