The role and assessment of ventricular peptides in heart failure.

@article{Winter2004TheRA,
  title={The role and assessment of ventricular peptides in heart failure.},
  author={William Edward Winter and Ronald J. Elin},
  journal={Clinics in laboratory medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={235-74}
}
Although heart failure may be diagnosed readily in its advanced stages, it may be difficult to diagnose clinically in its early stages.Thus, there is a critical need for an inexpensive, simple, rapid,and objective test for heart failure. This article discusses the role and assessment of ventricular natriuretic peptides and related pep-tides in heart failure.