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Title: Using BNP to develop a risk score for heart failure in primary care.
Authors: Adlam, D
Silcocks, P
Sparrow, N
First Published: Jun-2005
Citation: EUR HEART J, 2005, 26 (11), pp. 1086-1093
Abstract: Chronic heart failure is a common condition with high mortality. Accurate diagnosis in primary care is difficult. Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is associated with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and increased mortality. Prognostic scoring systems using BNP may help to stratify risk in primary care patients. The aim of this research was to establish the independent variables which predict mortality in a primary care population-prescribed loop diuretics and to generate and validate a scoring system for heart failure in general practice.
DOI Link: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehi178
ISSN: 0195-668X
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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