Article Text

Novel biomarkers for the diagnosis of acute destabilised heart failure in patients with shortness of breath
  1. S S Achanta
  1. Correspondence to Dr S S Achanta, Rangaraya Medical College, Dno 69-3-33/2 us Rajucolony Gigolupadujn, Kakinada, India; achantasri{at}

Statistics from

To the editor: It is known that emergency doctors misdiagnose heart failure in about 40% of cases and these patients have a high mortality rate of around 21%. The novel biomarkers such as the BNP assay significantly improve the accuracy of diagnosis of acute heart failure in patients presenting to the emergency department with dyspnoea. …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles

  • Featured correspondence
    B Dieplinger A Gegenhuber M Haltmayer T Mueller