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Cut-off values of B-type natriuretic peptide for the diagnosis of congestive heart failure in patients with dyspnoea visiting emergency departments: a study on Korean patients visiting emergency departments
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    Cutoff values for B-type Natriuretic Peptides in the Korean patients visiting emergency departments

    Thanks for your concern and opinion about our article. To determine the influence of underlying diseases on the BNP values, this survey was performed the non-CHF patients only. Therefore, the patients who had myocardical dysfunction caused by sepsis was excluded in this survey. In discussion, it was described that BNP values were increased in the patients of hypertension more than non-hypertension patients due to increas...

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    Cutoff values for B-type Natriuretic Peptides in the Korean Population
    • Justin A Woods, Spr Anaesthetics & ITU
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      • Gordon Sarah, Anderson Peter

    Dear Sirs,

    We would like to thank the authors for their contribution to the debate concerning the diagnostic use of natriuretic peptides. As a component of an integrated diagnostic scheme1 their further insight into variations in levels is helpful however some clarification is required and that the results should be interpreted with a degree of circumspection. Choi et al have separated their patients into two c...

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