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Title: Myeloperoxidase and C-reactive protein augment the specificity of B-type natriuretic peptide in community screening for systolic heart failure.
Authors: Ng, LL
Pathik, B
Loke, IW
Squire, IB
Davies, JE
First Published: Jul-2006
Citation: AM HEART J, 2006, 152 (1), pp. 94-101
Abstract: N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (N-BNP) is elevated in left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and may be cost-effective for screening in the community but is relatively nonspecific. We sought to improve specificity using inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and myeloperoxidase (MPO), which have been implicated in cardiovascular disease.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.ahj.2005.09.020
eISSN: 1097-6744
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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