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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}rediffmail.com

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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. …

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