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GW23-e1052
THE VALUE OF NT-PRO BNP IN THE DIFFERENTIATION OF ACUTE DYSPNOEA IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
  1. Jing Xiaoli,
  2. Cui Ximei,
  3. Li Hui,
  4. Wei Guohong,
  5. Jing Xiaoli
  1. The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University

    Abstract

    Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the value of NT-pro B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in the differentiation of acute dyspnoea in the emergency department.

    Methods The level of NT- pro BNP of 128 patients, who presented with acute dyspnoea caused by congestive heart failure or non-CHF, were tested by ELISA and compared.

    Results The NT-pro BNP level of the patients with dyspnoea caused by CHF were obviously higher than those of patients with non-cardiogenic dyspnoea (p<0.01). The level of NT-pro BNP was significantly different among different stages of heart function in CHF group and without correlation with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).

    Conclusions Our results indicate that NT-pro BNP assays have a high degree of diagnostic accuracy and clinical relevance for CHF.

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