BNP-based screening for heart failure

The increasing prevalence of heart failure emphasises the need for effective prevention strategies; brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been found to identify those at highest risk of cardiovascular events and heart failure. ¬†Therefore the purpose of this study was to determine whether using BNP and collaborative care could reduced newly diagnosed heart failure cases and […]

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BNP guided therapy for heart failure

Although a number of studies have previously investigated the utility of N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) to guide treatment for heart failure, these studies were limited by their small size and limited follow-up.¬† The Trial of Intensified vs Standard Medical Therapy in Elderly Patients With Congestive Heart Failure (TIME-CHF) aimed to overcome these limitations. […]

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