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B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) and Treatment Outcome in Patients Admitted to the Hospital for Severe Congestive Heart Failure

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The outcome for patients hospitalized with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III and IV heart failure following therapy can be predicted using the clinical status and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) serum level. The authors are from the University of California in San Diego.

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