Nonheart failure-associated elevation of amino terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in the setting of sepsis

Title

Nonheart failure-associated elevation of amino terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in the setting of sepsis

Creator

Bar SL; Swiggum E; Straatman L; Ignaszewski A

Publisher

The Canadian Journal Of Cardiology

Date

2006

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Aged; Fatal Outcome; Heart Failure; 80 and over; Biological Markers/blood; Brain/blood; Congestive/blood/drug therapy; Natriuretic Peptide; Peptide Fragments/blood; Protein Precursors/blood; Sepsis/blood/drug therapy; Telemeres

Description

In addition to its importance in clinical assessment, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT pro-BNP) is a valuable marker for evaluation of treatment and prognosis of heart failure. However, there are situations where NT pro-BNP is not related to myocardial dysfunction. Two cases of sepsis with markedly elevated NT pro-BNP levels that are not indicative of depressed myocardial function are described.
2006

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Bar SL; Swiggum E; Straatman L; Ignaszewski A, “Nonheart failure-associated elevation of amino terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in the setting of sepsis,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 14, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13650.