Elevated NT-proBNP levels should be interpreted in elderly patients presenting with dyspnea.
Eur J Intern Med. 2011 Feb;22(1):108-11
Authors: Fabbian F, De Giorgi A, Pala M, Tiseo R, Portaluppi F
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay is a useful tool in order to diagnose dyspnea due to congestive heart failure (CHF). On the other hand many other diseases could affect BNP levels. The aim of this study was to investigate a group of elderly patients admitted to an Internal Medicine unit because of dyspnea.
PMID: 21238905 [PubMed - in process]