The Current and Potential Clinical Relevance of Heart Failure Biomarkers.

  title={The Current and Potential Clinical Relevance of Heart Failure Biomarkers.},
  author={Parul U. Gandhi and Jeffrey M. Testani and Tariq Ahmad},
  journal={Current heart failure reports},
  volume={12 5},
Heart failure is a growing epidemic, and our understanding of the intricacies of its pathophysiology continues to evolve. Over the last decade, biomarkers of heart failure have been extensively investigated, particularly for diagnosis and risk stratification. While the natriuretic peptides remain the gold standard heart failure biomarker, they are plagued by their non-specific nature; furthermore, the strategy of natriuretic peptide-guided care remains elusive. Multiple candidate markers… CONTINUE READING
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