BNP AS A PROGNOSTICATOR IN CRITICALLY ILL MEDICAL PATIENTS: 278 Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Methods: Eighty-one consecutive patients admitted to the MICU with APACHE II≥ 12 were prospectively evaluated. Exclusion criteria were: acute coronary syndrome and cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Serum NT-pro BNP and cTnT were measured upon admission and echocardiography was performed within 24 hours. The primary end-point was 28 day mortality.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004