Role of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in risk stratification of adult syncope.

@article{Reed2007RoleOB,
  title={Role of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in risk stratification of adult syncope.},
  author={Matthew J Reed and David E. Newby and Andrew J. Coull and Keith G. Jacques and Robin J. Prescott and Alasdair J Gray},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={769-73}
}
AIMS To assess the value of a near-patient brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) test to predict medium term (3 month) serious outcome for adult syncope patients presenting to a UK emergency department (ED). METHODS This was a prospective cohort pilot study. Consecutive patients aged > or = 16 years presenting with syncope over a 3 month period were eligible for prospective enrolment. All patients who were medium or high risk according to our ED's existing syncope guidelines underwent near-patient… CONTINUE READING