Urinary N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide excretion in patients with chronic heart failure.

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BACKGROUND Urinary excretion is currently regarded as the main mechanism of elimination of N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). The clinical implications and the value of measurement of urinary NT-proBNP in patients with heart failure are largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 94 patients (age, 58+/-11 years; 79% men) with… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.824581

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