Combined use of amino terminal-pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels and QRS duration to predict left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with dyspnea.


Journal Article

The combination of elevated amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels and wide QRS duration was highly sensitive and specific for the prediction of impaired left ventricular systolic function among a group of patients presenting with dyspnea to the emergency department. This strategy can be used to predict depressed function and target more formal evaluation with echocardiography in patients with dyspnea.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sakhuja, R; Chen, AA; Anwaruddin, S; Baggish, AL; Januzzi, JL

Published Date

  • July 15, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 266

PubMed ID

  • 16018854

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16018854

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.03.056


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States