Meijers, W. C, Hoekstra, T., Jaarsma, T., van Veldhuisen, D. J & de Boer, RA. (2016). Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and low levels of natriuretic peptides. Netherlands Heart Journal,24(4), 287-295. Netherlands: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum B.V.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-016-0816-8
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is common and its management remains difficult. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are used to diagnose heart failure, and as an entry criterion for inclusion into trials. We investigated a population of HFpEF patients who had been randomised into a study based on clinical parameters, and compared those with low BNP levels to those with elevated BNP levels.
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