Natriuretic peptide testing for heart failure therapy guidance in the inpatient and outpatient setting.


Journal Article (Review)

Acutely destabilized heart failure is one of the most common diagnoses in the modern health care system. It has high hospital readmission rates and significant short-, medium-, and long-term mortality, likely due to misdiagnosis or failure to assess adequate treatment before discharge. Cardiac biomarkers such as B-type natriuretic peptide and its amino terminal cleavage equivalent N-terminal fragment have rapidly become one of the key tools in the diagnosis and guidance of heart failure therapy. In this article, we shall review the data on the current use of the natriuretic peptides for the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of heart failure in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Green, SM; Green, JA; Januzzi, JL

Published Date

  • March 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 171 - 177

PubMed ID

  • 19300043

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19300043

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-3686

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MJT.0b013e318172797f


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States