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Changes in serial B-type natriuretic peptide level independently predict cardiac allograft rejection.

Authors
  • Damodaran, Arun1
  • Dardas, Todd
  • Wu, Audrey H
  • Dyke, David B S
  • Hummel, Scott L
  • Cowger, Jennifer A
  • Koelling, Todd M
  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine, VA Central Iowa Health Care System, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Publication Date
July 2012
Volume
31
Issue
7
Pages
708–714
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.02.014
PMID: 22502810
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Change in serial BNP level is an independent predictor of cardiac allograft rejection. With wide availability, rapid turnaround, low cost, favorable positive predictive value and excellent negative predictive value, serial BNP monitoring has several advantages for non-invasive monitoring of heart transplant recipients for acute cardiac allograft rejection.

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