Efficacy of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide digit number for screening of cardiac disease in new haemodialysis patients (pages 497–504)
Masaki Iwasaki, Nobuhiko Joki, Yuri Tanaka, Nobutaka Ikeda, Toshihide Hayashi, Shun Kubo, Takasuke Asakawa, Yasunori Takahashi, Koichi Hirahata, Yoshihiko Imamura and Hiroki Hase
Version of Record online: 18 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12063
Summary at a Glance
This study examined a cohort of new dialysis patients and investigated whether the digit number of NT-pro-BNP may be useful in initial cardiac risk stratification in these patients. They showed that the digit number of NT-proBNP concentration just before the first dialysis session is a useful tool for screening for cardiac abnormalities. 4.5 was the digit number that best predicted all cardiac abnormalities.