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Identification and guided treatment of ventricular dysfunction in general practice using blood B-type natriuretic peptide.

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BACKGROUND: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a blood test which detects ventricular wall stretch and is being increasingly used in primary care on limited evidence. AIM: To assess the practical implications and potential clinical benefit of measuring BNP to identify and guide the treatment of undiagnosed or under-treated ventricular dysfunction in at-risk patients. DESIGN OF STUDY: Screening study with single-arm intervention. SETTING: A total of 1918 patients with diabetes mellitus or is...

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10.3399/bjgp08x299209

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-International
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
58
Issue:
551
Pages:
393-399
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:5eb7453f-b424-4ca1-8993-0ad21f687d49
Source identifiers:
110983
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pubs:110983

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