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ea0026p578 | Cardiovascular endocrinology and lipid metabolism | ECE2011

Utility of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) as a biomarker of risk assessment in acute pulmonary embolism

Pascu Alina Mihaela , Radoi Mariana , Bobescu Elena , Stanciu Mihaela , Toma Sebastian Ionut , Burta Olivia Ligia

Introduction: Acute right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) on echocardiography (ECHO) represents the actual gold standard in risk stratification of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). We previously demonstrated that plasma BNP above a cut-off level of 50 pg/ml could predict acute RVD in PE.Aim and objective: Analysis of the utility and accuracy of plasma BNP in detecting acute RVD in PE.Methods: Seventy patients with confirmed PE, ...