Natriuretic peptide B plasma concentration increases in the first 12 h of pulmonary edema recovery

Published: 17 March 2018
Author(s): Francesca Susini, Emilio Assanelli, Elisabetta Doria, Marco Morpurgo, Denise Brusoni, Alice Bonomi, Simone Barbieri, Angelo Cabiati, Laura Salvini, Roberta Chiodelli, Monica Loguercio, Alessandro Galli, Piergiuseppe Agostoni
Issue: March 2018

According to guidelines, single determination of B-type Natriuretic peptide (BNP) should be used for distinguishing between cardiac and non-cardiac acute dyspnea at the emergency room. BNP measurement is also recommended before hospital discharge in patients hospitalized for heart failure to assess prognosis and to evaluate treatment efficacy.In acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema, BNP is measured using a single BNP determination, but the temporal behavior of BNP during pulmonary edema recovery is unknown.