Natriuretic peptide guided heart failure management.

Journal Article (Review)

BNP or NT-proBNP testing has dramatically changed the management of acute heart failure patients by aiding in early recognition, prognostication and treatment. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that natriuretic peptide testing may guide the therapy of the stable chronic heart failure patients in out-patient setting. We will review the understanding of utilizing natriuretic peptide testing to guide heart failure therapy, including present and future directions for this exciting area.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mohammed, AA; Januzzi, JL

Published Date

  • May 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 94

PubMed ID

  • 19442073

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2212-3938

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1574-8847

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2174/157488409788184945

Language

  • eng