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In-hospital prognostic value of admission plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels in patients undergoing primary angioplasty for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyol... 39(7):540 (2011) PMID 21983763

We assessed in-hospital prognostic value of admission plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In a retrospective design, we evaluated 992 patients (801 males, 191 females; mean age 56 ± 12 years) treated with p-PCI for STEMI. The patients were divided into two groups according to the admission BNP levels, taking the cut-off value of BNP as 100 pg/ml; i.e, ≥ 100 pg/ml (n=334, 33.7%) and <0.001 for all). Elevated admission BNP level is an independent predictor of angiographic no-reflow, acute heart failure, and mortality in STEMI patients during in-hospital period, suggesting that it might be incorporated into traditional risk scoring systems to improve early risk stratification.

DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2011.01610