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Prognostic value of NT-proBNP in heart failure with preserved versus reduced EF
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    Plasma N-terminal-pro-brain natriuretic peptide as a useful biomarker for predicting all-cause death in patients with heart failure regardless of the levels of left ventricular ejection fraction

    I read with great interest the report by Kang et al., (1) who conducted one-year prospective study in 1670 patients with heart failure (HF). The authors measured plasma N-terminal-pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was used for binary classification of HF. Although patients with keeping LVEF showed significantly lower NT-proBNP level than those with reduced LVEF, all-...

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