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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-05-21T18:19:10-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine whether NT-proBNP guided treatment of chronic congestive heart failure will reduce heart failure related morbidity and mortality compared to thera...
There are always poor outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction(AMI) combined with elevated BNP/NT-proBNP level. An elevated BNP/NT-proBNP level highly indicates acute heart fa...
Background: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is common but not well understood. Electrical dyssynchrony in systolic heart failure is harmful. Little is known about t...
This low interventional study, whose unique intervention will be to measure the blood level of a biomarker called NT-proBNP in chronic heart failure patients daily followed-up by Primary C...
Amino Terminal pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NTproBNP) is secreted in conditions of cardiac wall stress. NTproBNP levels are used in addition to clinical assessment to diagnose heart fail...
Renal dysfunction may limit the clinical application of NT-proBNP in the diagnosis of heart failure. In general practice, where echocardiography is not readily available, a biomarker for the diagnosis...
Concentrations of circulating B‑type natriuretic peptides provide important prognostic information in heart failure (HF) patients. We directly compared the prognostic performance of brain natriureti...
Semaphorin 4D (Sema4D) is expressed on platelets and T-cells and known to be involved in inflammation. The aims of this study include comparing Sema4D and N terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-...
Pregnancy, viewed as a stress test of the haemodynamic system, may unmask underlying cardiac disease. Pregnancy may also induce de novo cardiac disease. N-terminal brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-...
The natriuretic peptide family consists of three biologically active peptides: atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain (B-type) natriuretic peptide (BNP), and C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP). Among t...
Echocardiography amplified by the addition of depth to the conventional two-dimensional ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY visualizing only the length and width of the heart. Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging was first described in 1961 but its application to echocardiography did not take place until 1974. (Mayo Clin Proc 1993;68:221-40)
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.