Prognostic value of combined measurement of brain natriuretic peptide and triiodothyronine in heart failure.

@article{Passino2009PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of combined measurement of brain natriuretic peptide and triiodothyronine in heart failure.},
  author={Claudio Passino and Alessandro Pingitore and Patrizia Landi and Marianna Fontana and Luc Zyw and Aldo Clerico and Michele Emdin and Giorgio Iervasi},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={35-40}
}
BACKGROUND Both low free triiodothyronine (fT3) and high brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) have been separately described as prognostic predictors for mortality in heart failure (HF). We investigated whether their prognostic value is independent. METHODS AND RESULTS From January of 2001 to December of 2006, we prospectively evaluated 442 consecutive patients with systolic HF and no thyroid disease or treatment with drugs affecting thyroid function (age 65+/-12 years, mean +/- standard deviation… CONTINUE READING