Published in Blood Weekly, September 1st, 2005
"Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) release is a marker of increased myocardial wall tension, which is elevated in patients with disturbed left ventricular function. As it is increasingly being used as a reliable marker for diagnosis, optimization of pharmacological treatment, and risk stratification, BNP measurement might be also relevant for patients undergoing cardiac surgery," scientists in Germany report.
"Measured BNP levels can be used to...
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