Brain natriuretic peptide level in a small series of children and grown-ups with congenital heart defects with chronic cardiac failure

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Abstract

The present study assessed the usefulness of brain natriuretic peptide in evaluating the cardiovascular status in children and grown-ups with congenital or acquired disease affected by chronic cardiac failure. Brain natriuretic peptide should be included in the risk stratification of children with dilated cardiomyopathy. In patients with congenital heart defects, it is useful to tailor the optimal medical strategy to individual patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-449
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Keywords

  • cardiac failure markers
  • children
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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