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, cilt.16, ss.43-51, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.43-51

Özet

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.