The NT-proBNP assay identifies very elderly nursing home residents suffering from pre-clinical heart failure.

@article{Valle2005TheNA,
  title={The NT-proBNP assay identifies very elderly nursing home residents suffering from pre-clinical heart failure.},
  author={Roberto Men{\'e}ndez Soto del Valle and Nadia Aspromonte and Sabrina Barro and Cristina Canali and Emanuele Carbonieri and Vincenzo Ceci and Maura Chinellato and Giovanni Gallo and Prospero Giovinazzo and Roberto Ricci and Loredano Milani},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={542-51}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence of heart failure among very old people, although hospitalisation rates for chronic heart failure are very high. Recently, brain natriuretic peptides have emerged as important diagnostic and prognostic serum markers for congestive heart failure. AIMS The main purpose of our study was to determine whether there is a cut-off for NT-proBNP for detecting the echocardiographic features of left ventricular systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction and… CONTINUE READING

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