The role of brain natriuretic peptide in population screening

Liselotte N. Dyrbye, Margaret M. Redfield

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While measurement of plasma BNP concentration has been shown to be useful in the diagnosis of heart failure, its role as a screening test for detection of pre-clinical ventricular remodeling or dysfunction in the general population has not been established. Here we review available population-based studies assessing the predictive characteristics of BNP for the detection of pre-clinical structural heart disease (Stage B Heart Failure).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2003


  • Diastole
  • Ejection fraction
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertrophy
  • Natriuretic peptides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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