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Titolo Cardiovascular risk stratification in older patient - Role of Brain Natriuretic Peptide, C-Reactive Protein, and Urinary Albumin Levels
Autore M. Schillinger
Referenza JAMA (2005) 293 (13): 1667-1669
Contenuto Cardiovascular risk prediction by non invasive laboratory testing in the general population is becoming increasingly recognized as an important health care issue. During the last decade, a variety of novel potentially powerful prognostic biomarkers emerged, which may yield prognostic information even in individuals without evidence of prevalent disease. Among the panel of promising parameters, the role of natriuretic peptides and inflammatory markers has been extensively studied in various populations and clinical settings. Natriuretic peptides have been shown to predict outcome of patients with heart failure, coronary artery, and valvular heart disease.1-4 However, unlike studies examining C-reactive protein (CRP),5-7 investigations of natriuretic peptides in predicting future cardiovascular events have not been conducted in population-based samples, and comparative analyses including a variety of prognostic biomarkers are scarce.5,8...
Data 13.04.2005
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