Published: 12 February 2016
Author(s): Yuichiro Minami, Katsuya Kajimoto, Naoki Sato, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Teruo Takano, Alexandre Mebazaa, The ATTEND Study Investigators
Section: Original Article

We hypothesized that variation in baseline characteristics of patients with acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS) affects the prognostic significance of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels because of heterogeneity of this patient population. We evaluated the association of elevated BNP levels on admission with an increased risk of adverse clinical outcomes in subgroups of patients hospitalized for AHFS.

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