Posts Tagged ‘BNP’

March 16th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: March 16th

This week’s topics include endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke with perfusion-imaging selection, innovation and implementation in CV medicine, statin intolerance, and more.

July 18th, 2013

BNP-Based Screening + Collaborative Care to Prevent Heart Failure?


Kenneth McDonald discusses findings from the STOP-HF randomized trial of BNP-based screening versus usual primary care for preventing new-onset heart failure.

April 24th, 2013

Adiposity and Natriuretic Peptides: Where Does the Fat Go?

In a study recently published online by JACC, investigators assess the association between natriuretic peptide levels and body-fat distribution. Ian Neeland, the lead author of the study, responds to John Ryan’s questions.

August 17th, 2011

Details of Updated U.K. Heart Failure Guidelines Raise Some Eyebrows

Although the updated heart failure guidelines from the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are broadly consistent with similar guidelines from Europe and the U.S., outside experts are questioning several key details of the update. A summary of the new guidelines has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, along with […]

May 24th, 2011

Copeptin May Help Predict CV Death in Elderly HF Patients

The biomarker copeptin, which is a surrogate marker of vasopressin, may help predict the risk for death in elderly heart failure patients, according to a new study in JAMA. Urban Alehagen and colleagues followed 470 elderly HF patients from 1996 through 2009, during which time there were 226 deaths from any cause and 146 deaths […]