The relationship between B-type natriuretic peptide levels and echocardiographic parameters in patients with heart failure admitted to the emergency department


Karakilic E., Kepez A., Abali G., Coskun F., Kunt M. M. , Tokgozoglu L.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.10, no.2, pp.143-149, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2010.040
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-149

Abstract

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.