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Recommendations on the clinical use of B-type natriuretic peptide testing (BNP or NTproBNP) in the UK and Ireland

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Plasma natriuretic peptide (NP) testing is not widely used in heart failure clinical practice in the UK or Ireland, despite a large evidence base. This article reports the views of a consensus group that was set up to develop guidance on the place of NP testing for clinicians in primary and secondary care. There is firm evidence for NP testing as part of the heart failure diagnostic pathway. Measuring NPs is also a useful prognostic tool and can help with discharge planning, and there is emer...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Role:
Author
Journal:
British Journal of Cardiology More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
76-80
Publication date:
2010-03-01
ISSN:
0969-6113
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:122611
UUID:
uuid:0b73c2f8-f989-4d55-b453-bce3e954033d
Local pid:
pubs:122611
Source identifiers:
122611
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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