How well does B-type natriuretic peptide predict death and cardiac events in patients with heart failure: systematic review.
OBJECTIVE: To assess how well B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) predicts prognosis in patients with heart failure. DESIGN: Systematic review of studies assessing BNP for prognosis in patients with heart failure or asymptomatic patients. DATA SOURCES: Electronic searches of Medline and Embase from January 1994 to March 2004 and reference lists of included studies. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: We included all studies that estimated the relation between BNP measurement and the risk of de...Expand abstract
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