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Elevated N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in Mycobacterium tuberculosis pulmonary infection without myocardial dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19340346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Increased levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT pro- BNP) in infectious settings may not reflect myocardial depression. In addition to NT pro-BNP measurement, clinical assessment remains a valuable tool for diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure. A case of excessively increased NT pro-BNP level associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection that was not indicative of myocardial dysfunction is described.
Simona L Bar; Naser Sayeh; Andrew P Ignaszewski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-02     Completed Date:  2009-04-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood
Heart Failure / blood,  diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood*
Peptide Fragments / blood*
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / blood*,  diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Peptide Fragments; 0/pro-brain natriuretic peptide (1-76); 114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain

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