The relationship between B-type natriuretic peptide levels and echocardiographic parameters in patients with heart failure admitted to the emergency department

Karakilic E., KEPEZ A., Abali G., Coskun F., KUNT M. M., Tokgozoglu L.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.10, no.2, pp.143-149, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2010.040
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-149
  • Keywords: Natriuretic peptide, heart failure, echocardiography, color Doppler echocardiography, tissue Doppler echocardiography, stroke volume, diagnostic value of tests, VENTRICULAR DIASTOLIC FUNCTION, DOPPLER-ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, NEUROHORMONES, ELEVATION, DIAGNOSIS, OVERLOAD, STRAIN, BRAIN, BNP
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objective: Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a peptide, which has recently been used in the differential diagnosis and follow-up of patients with heart failure. Our aim in the present prospective and diagnostic designed study is to investigate the role of BNP in determining the etiology of dyspnea and to evaluate its relation with newer echocardiographic parameters.