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B type natriuretic peptide testing: where are we now?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15201234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is possible that plasma BNP measurement might be to heart failure what glycated haemoglobin measurement is to diabetes mellitus. Indeed, within 12-24 months, BNP testing might become a routine addition to the monitoring of patients with heart failure. In the meantime its main role is in helping to rule out heart failure in patients with new symptoms
M R Cowie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-17     Completed Date:  2004-07-20     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood
Heart Failure / diagnosis*
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood*
Risk Assessment
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain

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