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The prognostic value of estimated glomerular filtration rate, amino-terminal portion of the pro-hormone B-type natriuretic peptide and parameters of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with chronic heart failure.
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PMID:  23185680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of renal function in relation to amino-terminal portion of the pro-hormone B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and parameters of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in predicting mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate chronic heart failure (CHF). Sixty-one CHF patients were included in the study. Patients' characteristics were: age 64.3±11.6 years; New York Heart Association class I/II/III: 14/37/10; left ventricular ejection fraction: 0.30±0.13 (%); NT-proBNP: 252.2±348.0 (ng/L); estimated creatinine clearance (e-CC): 73.6±31.4 (mL/min); estimated glomerular filtration rate (e-GFR): 66.1±24.6 (mL/min/1.73 m(2)); the highest O2 uptake during exercise (VO(2-peak)): 1.24±0.12 mL/kg/min; VO(2)/workload: 8.52±1.81 (mL/min/W)]. During follow up (59.5±4.0 months) there were 15 cardiac deaths and 16 patients were hospitalized due to progression of heart failure. NT-proBNP and VO(2)/workload were independently associated with cardiac death (P=0.007 and P=0.006, respectively). Hospitalization for progressive CHF was only associated with NT-proBNP (P=0.002). The combined cardiac events (cardiac death and hospitalization) were associated with NT-proBNP and VO(2)/ workload (P=0.007 and P=0.005, respectively). The addition of estimates of renal function (neither serum creatinine nor e-GFR) did not improve the prognostic value for any of the models.In conclusion, in patients with moderate CHF, increased NT-proBNP and reduced VO(2)/ work-load identify those with increased mortality and morbidity, irrespective of estimates of renal function.
Hein J Verberne; Aukje van der Spank; Paul Bresser; G Aernout Somsen
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart international     Volume:  7     ISSN:  2036-2579     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Int     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  2012-11-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101541778     Medline TA:  Heart Int     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e13     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam;
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