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Clinical Significance of B-type Natriuretic Peptide in Heart Failure.

Yoo BS - J Lifestyle Med (2014)

Bottom Line: Biochemical tests to detect B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro-brain BNP (NT-proBNP) are useful diagnostic methods for patients with possible HF.These tests are valuable prognostic predictors for the entire spectrum of HF disease severity.The following review briefly summarizes the available information regarding the clinical significance of BNP and NT-proBNP.

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Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Biochemical tests to detect B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro-brain BNP (NT-proBNP) are useful diagnostic methods for patients with possible HF. These tests are valuable prognostic predictors for the entire spectrum of HF disease severity. Therefore, the measurements of BNP or NT-proBNP taken along with conventional clinical assessments may assist clinicians in deciding treatment. The following review briefly summarizes the available information regarding the clinical significance of BNP and NT-proBNP.

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Diagram of the potential roles of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) [16].
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f4-jlm-04-34: Diagram of the potential roles of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) [16].

Mentions: The results of various studies have verified the high diagnostic significance of BNP and NT-proBNP for heart failure (Fig. 4). In clinical settings, they are considered objective “rule-out” tests in the emergency or outpatient departments. However, their use as stand-alone diagnostic tools is not recommended; rather, they should always be considered in conjunction with the patient’s clinical manifestations. Additionally, as important prognostic factors, they are expected to serve as an important basis for the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making processes for heart failure.


Clinical Significance of B-type Natriuretic Peptide in Heart Failure.

Yoo BS - J Lifestyle Med (2014)

Diagram of the potential roles of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) [16].
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f4-jlm-04-34: Diagram of the potential roles of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) [16].
Mentions: The results of various studies have verified the high diagnostic significance of BNP and NT-proBNP for heart failure (Fig. 4). In clinical settings, they are considered objective “rule-out” tests in the emergency or outpatient departments. However, their use as stand-alone diagnostic tools is not recommended; rather, they should always be considered in conjunction with the patient’s clinical manifestations. Additionally, as important prognostic factors, they are expected to serve as an important basis for the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making processes for heart failure.

Bottom Line: Biochemical tests to detect B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro-brain BNP (NT-proBNP) are useful diagnostic methods for patients with possible HF.These tests are valuable prognostic predictors for the entire spectrum of HF disease severity.The following review briefly summarizes the available information regarding the clinical significance of BNP and NT-proBNP.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Biochemical tests to detect B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro-brain BNP (NT-proBNP) are useful diagnostic methods for patients with possible HF. These tests are valuable prognostic predictors for the entire spectrum of HF disease severity. Therefore, the measurements of BNP or NT-proBNP taken along with conventional clinical assessments may assist clinicians in deciding treatment. The following review briefly summarizes the available information regarding the clinical significance of BNP and NT-proBNP.

No MeSH data available.