Diagnosis of Heart Failure

Anna Marie Chang, Alan S. Maisel, Judd E. Hollander

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Abstract

The approach to the diagnosis of heart failure is complex, but the diagnostic armamentarium has increased significantly in the past decade. Diagnostic markers such as B-type natriuretic peptide and NT pro-B-type natriuretic peptide have proven value for the diagnosis of heart failure over and above the traditional tools that included only the history, physical examination, and chest radiography. Invasive and noninvasive impedance cardiography can be used to diagnose or even predict development of heart failure, but its role in clinical practice still needs to be better defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • BNP
  • Diagnosis of heart failure
  • Heart failure
  • Nt-pro BNP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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