J. Clin. Lab. Anal. volume 29, issue 1, P37-42 2014 DOI: 10.1002/jcla.21724 View full text
Shuangshuang Yang, Linbin Li, Ju Cao, Hongsong Yu, Huajian Xu

Abstract: Serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is considered as an effective predictor for patients with heart failure (HF), while a strong body of evidence has found its utility in inflammatory diseases. It is difficult to differentiate HF and HF coexisting with other inflammations by measuring NT-proBNP. The aim of this study was to estimate the differential diagnostic performance of serum NT-proBNP in hospitalized HF patients with pneumonia. A prospective study was launched. Sixty nine HF patie…

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