Role of serum and pleural fluid NT-proBNP levels in identifying pleural effusion due to heart failure


Bayram M. , OZKAN G., OZTEKIN E., Bakan N. D. , ACIKMESE B., BES S., ...More

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.4, no.3, pp.175-181, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-181

Abstract

Background & Aim: To evaluate the value of serum and pleural fluid (PF) N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) measurement as a diagnostic tool in identifying pleural effusions due to heart failure.