beta-natriuretic peptide

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β-natriuretic peptide (BNP),

peptide released into circulation in association with heart failure.
See also: natriuretic.
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Utility of B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure in an urgent-care setting.
Utility of B-natriuretic peptide as a rapid, point-of-care test for screening patients undergoing echocardiography to determine left ventricular dysfunction.
B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) was measured prior to OS testing.
In this series we discuss another of the markers on this list: B-natriuretic peptide (BNP).
Utility of B-natriuretic peptide in detecting diastolic dysfunction: comparison with Doppler velocity recordings.
Utility of a rapid B-natriuretic peptide assay in differentiating congestive heart failure from lung disease in patients presenting with dyspnea.
Utility of B-natriuretic peptide as a rapid, point-of-care testfor screening patients undergoing echocardiographyto determine leftventricular dysfunction.
Utility of B-natriuretic peptide levels in identifying patients with left ventricular systolic or diastolic dysfunction.
Utility of a rapid B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay in differentiating CHF from lung disease in patients presenting with dyspnea.
A prospective study in search of an optimal B-natriuretic peptide level to screen patients for cardiac dysfunction.
Point-of-care B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) assays have become an accepted part of the diagnostic armamentarium for the physician attending to acutely dyspneic patients (1).