TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Doust, Jenny
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 the author's views 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). According to the author, LVSD has been frequently used in the study as the target disorder. He states that the study intends to reduce clinical heterogeneity by excluding studies of acute heart failure. Moreover, he reveals that the study provided numerous definitions for normal and abnormal results for BNP, N Terminal-pro BNP, and ECGs.
ACCESSION #
21692903

 

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