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

Brophy, James
January 2010
ACP Journal Club;1/19/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
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.


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