Rapid determination of brain natriuretic peptide in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Panteghini2003RapidDO,
  title={Rapid determination of brain natriuretic peptide in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Mauro Panteghini and C. Louis Cuccia and G. Alessandri Bonetti and Franca Pagani and Raffaele Giubbini and Elena Bonini},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={164-8}
}
We evaluated a rapid brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay (Triage BNP, Biosite Diagnostics) as indicator of infarct size, left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, and longterm survival in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during the coronary care unit stay. We studied 64 AMI patients in whom infarct size was estimated by creatine kinase isoenzyme MB (CK-MB) peak concentrations and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion using technetium-99m sestamibi… CONTINUE READING