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The importance of pleural fluid and serum NT-proBNP levels in differentiating pleural effusion due to heart failure from other causes of effusion.

Authors
  • Seyhan, Ekrem Cengiz
  • Altin, Sedat
  • Cetinkaya, Erdogan
  • Sokucu, Sinem
  • Gunluoglu, Mehmet Zeki
  • Demir, Adalet
  • Korkmaz, Pelin
  • Issever, Halim
Type
Published Article
Journal
Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
48
Issue
5
Pages
287–293
Identifiers
PMID: 19252349
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

NT-proBNP levels in either pleural fluid or serum have high diagnostic values and they are easily useable parameters in the diagnosis of heart failure-related pleural effusion.

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