Cutoff values of NT-proBNP for the prediction of low functional capacity, decreased ejection fraction and cardiovascular events in patients with heart failure


KOC M., BOZKURT A. , SAHIN D. Y. , ÜNAL İ. , ACARTURK E.

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.16, no.1, pp.43-51, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-51

Abstract

Background: It has been demonstrated in numerous studies that N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is strongly associated with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), functional capacity (FC), and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in heart failure (HF) patients. The aim of the present study was to determine the predictive cutoff values of NT-proBNP for predicting these parameters.