Autodiagnosis of systolic dysfunction

November 2007
Heart;Nov2007, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p1397
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the autodiagnosis of systolic dysfunction with an automated blood test. Study shows that the automated assay for serum N terminal B type natriuretic peptide prohormone (NTproBNP) exceeded an assay for N terminal atrial natriuretic peptide prohormone (NTproANP) in patients with echocardiography and left ventricular ejection fraction. Its performance was found to be better at all values of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).


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