ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.10, no.2, pp.143-149, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
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Objective: Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a peptide, which has recently been used in the differential diagnosis and follow-up of patients with heart failure. Our aim in the present prospective and diagnostic designed study is to investigate the role of BNP in determining the etiology of dyspnea and to evaluate its relation with newer echocardiographic parameters.