Which BNP Better Predicts CV Events in Stable Coronary Heart Disease?

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Rakesh K. Mishra, MD
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco, CA 94121.

Medical Research: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Mishra: Increased levels of both BNP and NT-proBNP are associated with elevated risk of adverse cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary artery disease. However, when added to existing clinical models of risk, NT-proBNP is superior to BNP for risk reclassification.
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BNP and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Andrew Brenyo MD
Electrophysiologist
Greenville University Health System
Greenville SC

MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Brenyo: We found that BNP values at the time of CRT implant and during follow up predict response to CRT and subsequent risk of heart failure admission and death. BNP at implant and at subsequent times was strongly correlated with echocardiographic response to CRT-D along with predicting clinical outcome.
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