ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.10, no.2, pp.143-149, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
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:
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.