Usefulness of plasma brain-type natriuretic peptide level to differentiate left ventricular diastolic dysfunction from preserved diastolic function in patients with systolic dysfunction.

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The extent of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction is related to the finding that some patients with cardiomegaly due to LV systolic dysfunction have good exercise tolerance, although others have limited tolerance. A brain-type natriuretic peptide level of >/=104 pg/ml reliably enables the detection of relatively worse LV diastolic function in… (More)

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@article{Goto2005UsefulnessOP, title={Usefulness of plasma brain-type natriuretic peptide level to differentiate left ventricular diastolic dysfunction from preserved diastolic function in patients with systolic dysfunction.}, author={Toshihiko Goto and Nobuyuki Ohte and Hiromichi Miyabe and Seiichiro Sakata and Kaoru Asada and Seiji Mukai and Junichiro Hayano and Genjirou Kimura}, journal={The American journal of cardiology}, year={2005}, volume={95 11}, pages={1383-5} }