The Role of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure in Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department with Dyspnea

OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients presenting with dyspnea to an emergency department (ED). METHODS: Seventy patients presenting with dyspnea to an ED from April to July 2001 were included in the stud...

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Main Authors: Villacorta,Humberto, Duarte,Adriana, Duarte,Neison Marques, Carrano,Ângela, Mesquita,Evandro Tinoco, Dohmann,Hans J. F., Ferreira,Francisco Eduardo G.
Format: Digital revista
Published: Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia - SBC 2002
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