TITLE

A model combining clinical assessment and NT-proBNP level accurately predicted heart failure in ED patients with dyspnea

AUTHOR(S)
Brophy, James
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;1/19/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study conducted by researcher B. Steinhart and colleagues who assessed whether N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide accurately predict diagnosis of acute heart failure (AHF) in emergency department (ED) patients with dyspnea. They found that mathematical model combining clinical assessment and levels of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide provides actual prediction of the disease.
ACCESSION #
48180249

 

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