Serum brain natriuretic peptide level in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure.

Abstract

A 52-year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure presented in respiratory distress. Physical examination could not differentiate COPD exacerbation from chronic heart failure decompensation. As her serum B-type natriuretic peptide level was 1030 pg/mL, she was initially treated for chronic heart failure… (More)

Topics

Figures and Tables

Sorry, we couldn't extract any figures or tables for this paper.

Slides referencing similar topics