Title

Prognostic Value of Serial N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide Testing in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-15-2017

Publication Title

The American journal of cardiology

Abstract

Natriuretic peptides (NPs) are important predictors of outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) but can change over time. The association of patterns of NP changes after AMI on outcomes is less clear. We measured N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) during the AMI admission and at 1 month in a prospective AMI registry. Outcomes included 1-year readmission and 2-year mortality. An elevated NT-proBNP was defined using age-specific criteria. Patients were classified into 3 groups (low/low [referent group], high/low, high/high) based on NT-proBNP value at enrollment and 1 month. The incremental predictive value of NT-proBNP was determined after adjusting for 6-month GRACE risk score, diabetes, and ejection fraction

Medical Subject Headings

Biomarkers; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; Natriuretic Peptide, Brain; Patient Readmission; Peptide Fragments; Prognosis; Prospective Studies; Registries; Risk Assessment; Survival Rate; Time Factors; United States

PubMed ID

28599802

Volume

120

Issue

2

First Page

181

Last Page

185

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