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Why NT-proBNP should be less elevated in patients with short onset of atrial fibrillation and/or atrial thrombus
  1. C Meune1,
  2. C Gobeaux2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Paris Descartes University, Cochin Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France
  2. 2Department of Biochemistry, Paris Descartes University, Cochin Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr C Meune, Department of Cardiology, Paris Descartes University, Cochin Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France; christophe.meune{at}cch.aphp.fr

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To the Editor We read with great interest the study of Deftereos et al1 about 86 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Half of their population had NT-proBNP level (maximum level within 12 h) below the cut-off value, and half had NT-proBNP level above the cut-off value. In addition, they observed higher rates of atrial thrombus (AT) in the …

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