Evolution of amino-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide testing in heart failure

James L. Januzzi, Antoni Bayes-Genis

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Abstract

The use of natriuretic peptide testing has expanded considerably over the recent years. Thanks to clinical trials that have demonstrated significant benefits associated with testing for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and its amino-terminal pro-peptide (NT-proBNP), testing for these peptides is now ubiquitous in modern medicine. This review will focus on the use of NT-proBNP in clinical medicine, with a discussion of the biologic significance of NT-proBNP, its proven present uses and potential future applications. Copyright © 2009 Prous Science, S.A.U. or its licensors. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-273
JournalDrug News and Perspectives
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

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