Natriuretic peptides in the diagnosis and management of acute heart failure.


Journal Article

The emergence of BNP or NT-proBNP testing has improved the management of acutely decompensated heart failure patients significantly by aiding in early recognition, prognostication, and treatment. Furthermore, their logical application may not only reduce healthcare costs but also potentially reduce adverse clinical outcomes. This article reviews the understanding of utilizing natriuretic peptide testing to correctly diagnose and manage acute heart failure.

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Cited Authors

  • Mohammed, AA; Januzzi, JL

Published Date

  • October 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 489 - 500

PubMed ID

  • 19631174

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19631174

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hfc.2009.04.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States