Usefulness of serial assessment of natriuretic peptides in the emergency department for patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

@article{Disomma2008UsefulnessOS,
  title={Usefulness of serial assessment of natriuretic peptides in the emergency department for patients with acute decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Salvatore Disomma and Laura Magrini and Valerio Pittoni and Rossella Marino and William Franklin Peacock and Alan Maisel},
  journal={Congestive heart failure},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={21-4}
}
The value of natriuretic peptides, both B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP), for determining diagnosis, severity, and prognosis of emergency department (ED) patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) has been well documented. Emerging data support the hypothesis that repeated natriuretic peptide determinations in the acute phase of ADHF may assist in confirming the diagnosis, monitoring drug therapy, and evaluating the… CONTINUE READING