TITLE

Review: Electrocardiography, BNP, and N terminal-pro BNP are more sensitive than specific for chronic left ventricular systolic dysfunction

PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study related to the assessment of the diagnostic test accuracy of electrocardiography (ECG), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N Terminal-pro BNP in the diagnosis of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). It is found that 9 of 14 ECG studies had sensitivities greater than 80%, 12 of 16 BNP studies had sensitivities greater than 80%, and 6 of 7 N Terminal-pro BNP studies had sensitivities greater than 80%. Therefore, researchers concluded that ECG, BNP, and N Terminal-pro BNP have more sensitivity for diagnosing chronic LVSD.
ACCESSION #
21692902

 

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