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Value of B‐type natriuretic peptide in diagnosing left ventricular dysfunction in dialysis‐dependent patients

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Background: B‐type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is elevated in patients with end‐stage renal failure. The reported accuracy of BNP in diagnosing left ventricular dysfunction in these patients has been inconsistent.

Keywords: B‐type natriuretic peptide; chronic renal failure; haemodialysis; left ventricular dysfunction

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Publication date: 2006-09-01

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