Analysis of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in patients with acute coronary syndromes.

Francesco Vitale, Egle Corrado, Giuseppina Novo, Pasquale Assennato, Salvatore Novo, Enrico Hoffmann, Gisella Amoroso, Stefano Augugliaro, Maria Cristina Mulè, Salvatore Novo, Giuseppe Coppola, Giuseppina Novo, Pasquale Assennato, Enrico Hoffmann, Egle Corrado, Angela Cucchiara, Gisella Rita Amoroso, Giuseppe Coppola, Maria Cristina Mule', Stefano Augugliaro

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BACKGROUND: The N-terminal portion of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) has been identified as an indicator of prognosis in different cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to determine the utility of measuring plasma NT-proBNP levels in patients with acute coronary syndromes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 66 patients admitted in our division for acute coronary syndromes. Patients underwent a venous blood sample within 24 h from the admission to determine NT-proBNP levels. Increasing plasma levels of NT-proBNP (in tertiles) was associated with a greater history of hypertension and current smoking, whereas biochemical parameters were associated with higher level of creatine kinase-MB mass, cardiac troponin I, and renal insufficiency. We detected correlations between the values of NT-proBNP and several variables; positive correlations were found between the values of NT-proBNP and creatinine (r=+0354; P=0.0024), cardiac troponin I levels (r=0320; P=0.0111), and creatine kinase-MB mass values (r=0261; P=0.035). An interesting result of our study was a significantly longer hospitalization in those patients belonging to the third tertile compared with those belonging to the first one (P=0.02). Finally, we showed a higher N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide level in patients with poor outcome during the hospitalization (left-ventricular systolic dysfunction, recurrent ischemic events, or death) compared with those who did not (3204+/-1841 vs. 836+/-1136, P=0.003). CONCLUSION: Measurement of B-type natriuretic peptide provides predictive information during the hospitalization in patients with acute coronary syndromes.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)225-229
Numero di pagine5
RivistaCoronary Artery Disease
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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