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Heart 96:1254 doi:10.1136/hrt.2010.198580
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Preoperative NT-proBNP and CRP predict perioperative major cardiovascular events in non-cardiac surgery

  1. Allan D Struthers
  1. Centre for Cardiovascular & Lung Biology, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
  1. Correspondence to M Adnan Nadir, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Ninewells Mail Box 2, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK; adnannadir{at}gmail.com

    To the Editor: We read the paper by Choi et al1 with great interest. Clearly, N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) (and C reactive protein, CRP) appeared to predict perioperative major cardiovascular events (PCME) better than the Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI). The most traditional way to depict that one predictor is better than other is to …