n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - New B-type natriuretic peptide test (pro-BNP) for heart failure : drug trends in cardiology
|Article Title||New B-type natriuretic peptide test (pro-BNP) for heart failure : drug trends in cardiology|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Sep 2002|
Extracted from text ... New B-type natriuretic peptide test (pro-BNP) for heart failure The accurate diagnosis of congestive heart failure and the assessment of the severity of left ventricular compromise can present a challenge to the attending physician, particularly in patients with either pulmonary or systemic disease. Addressing the delegates at the SA Heart Association Congress at Sun City, Dr N. Ranjith of the RK Khan Hospital, Durban presented an overview of B-type natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis of heart failure. Natriuretic peptides represent a favourable side of neurohormonal activation. The natriuretic peptides are produced by the heart and vasculature and unlike the other ..
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