TITLE

B-type natriuretic peptide level had reduced specificity for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnea with atrial fibrillation in the emergency department

PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a study which reveals that B-type natriuretic peptide level had reduced specificity for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnea with atrial fibrillation (AF) in the emergency department. The study was conducted in 1431 patients 18 years of age with acute dyspnea or worsening chronic dyspnea and known AF status. 292 patients had permanent or paroxysmal AF, and 1139 patients had no AF. Patients with renal failure, acute myocardial infarction, or obvious reason for dyspnea were excluded.
ACCESSION #
20297615

 

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