TITLE

Use of Nesiritide to Treat Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

AUTHOR(S)
Hachey, David; Smith, Tony
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2003, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduces the human B-type natriuretic peptide Natrecor or nesiritide indicated for intravenous treatment of patients with acutely decompensated heart failure who have dyspnea at rest or with minimal activity. Types of natriuretic peptides; Roles of the peptides; Mechanism of action of nesiritide.
ACCESSION #
9054896

 

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