Author(s): Peacock WF th
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Abstract The B-type or brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay, a 15-minute bedside blood test, is highly sensitive and fairly specific for diagnosing heart failure and is useful in evaluating suspected heart failure in outpatients and in emergency care. Other uses include screening for left ventricular dysfunction and predicting outcome in patients with an established diagnosis of heart failure or myocardial infarction.
This article was published in Cleve Clin J Med
and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research