TITLE

Elevated plasma natriuretic peptide levels were associated with cardiovascular events

AUTHOR(S)
Newby, L. Kristin
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the relationship of plasma natriuretic peptide levels and the risk of cardiovascular events and death. In asymptomatic persons without preexisting heart failure, both elevated brain and proatrial natriuretic peptide levels were associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular events, particularly heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and death. According to researchers a graded relation exists between levels of natriuretic peptide levels within the normal range and the risk for cardiovascular events over an average of 5.2 years in unselected, asymptomatic patients.
ACCESSION #
14590735

 

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