Utility of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) measurement in cardiovascular disease

Sullivan, David R., West, Malcolm and Jeremy, Richmond (2005) Utility of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) measurement in cardiovascular disease. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 14 2: 78-84. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2005.03.002


Author Sullivan, David R.
West, Malcolm
Jeremy, Richmond
Title Utility of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) measurement in cardiovascular disease
Journal name Heart, Lung and Circulation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9506
1444-2892
Publication date 2005-06-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.hlc.2005.03.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 78
End page 84
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher Elsevier Australia
Language eng
Subject 110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Abstract Cardiac failure is a prevalent and costly condition in Western society. The ageing of the population, together with current medical options which improve, rather than eradicate heart failure, lead to the projection that this problem will increase substantially in the foreseeable future. The availability of a simple test to assist the diagnosis and effective management of heart failure would greatly assist the clinical approach to this problem. This review examines the physiological basis for the measurement of natriuretic peptides as markers of the presence or risk of heart failure. It considers its use in the hospital and non-hospital setting and examines the cost-effectiveness of current assays. It is possible that in future natriuretic peptides may offer a form of treatment for heart failure, but this is beyond the scope of this review. Nevertheless, the review highlights the potential benefits of this group of tests in the management of heart failure.
Keyword Brain natriuretic peptide
Myocardium
Cardiovascular disease
Congestive cardiac failure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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