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B-type natriuretic peptide: a role in selection and follow up of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patient?
  1. M Anderson
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Mark Anderson
    The Cardiac Centre, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL, UK; mark.anderson{at}


B-type natriuretic peptide may have a role in predicting the risk of ICD therapy, identifying patients with deteriorating clinical status and allowing them to be selected for more detailed medical review and, if necessary, drug treatment

  • ANP, atrial natriuretic peptide
  • BNP, B-type natriuretic peptide
  • CAD, coronary artery disease
  • CHF, congestive heart failure
  • CNP, C-type natriuretic peptide
  • ICD, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • LV, left ventricular
  • LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction
  • NICM, non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy
  • NYHA, New York Heart Association
  • B-type natriuretic peptide
  • BNP
  • implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • ICD

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