Usefulness of in-hospital change in B-type natriuretic peptide levels in predicting long-term outcome in elderly patients admitted for decompensated heart failure.

@article{Cournot2007UsefulnessOI,
  title={Usefulness of in-hospital change in B-type natriuretic peptide levels in predicting long-term outcome in elderly patients admitted for decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Maxime Cournot and Philippe Leprince and Sylvain Destrac and Jean Ferri{\`e}res},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={8-14}
}
The usefulness of repeated measures of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in elderly subjects with decompensated heart failure to improve risk stratification remains poorly known. This prospective cohort study included 61 consecutive patients older than 70 years (mean age, 82.7 years) hospitalized for decompensated heart failure. Clinical, radiologic, biologic, and echographic data were collected at admission and at discharge. The median BNP level at admission was 1136 pg/mL and the mean change… CONTINUE READING

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