The Use of N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide to Evaluate Vascular Disease in Elderly Patients with Mental Illness

@inproceedings{Nilsson2012TheUO,
  title={The Use of N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide to Evaluate Vascular Disease in Elderly Patients with Mental Illness},
  author={Karin Nilsson and Lars L Gustafson and Bj{\"o}rn Hultberg},
  booktitle={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is regarded as a sensitive marker of cardiovascular disease. Vascular disease plays an important role in cognitive impairment. METHOD In 447 elderly patients with mental illness, serum NT-proBNP level and the presence or absence of vascular disease according to the medical record were… CONTINUE READING