Natriuretiske peptider som hjertemarkører i klinisk praksis

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Karsten Tange Veien, Jesper Khédri Jensen, Per Rossen Hildebrandt, Jens Peter Gøtze, Olav Wendelboe Nielsen, Lars Køber

Cardiac natriuretic peptides, BNP and NT-proBNP can be used to screen for left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with symptoms suggestive of heart failure. Using the cut-off values recommended in the article, the sensitivity and negative predictive values are high in patients aged <75 years, but have lower sensitivity at older age. In addition, natriuretic peptides are prognostic markers for mortality and cardiovascular hospitalization. BNP/NT-proBNP measurement may also be of value in follow-up on heart failure patients.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind172
Udgave nummer30
Sider (fra-til)2111-6
Antal sider6
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 26 jul. 2010

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