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Short Term Changes in Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) in Patient with Congestive Heart Failure

Purpose:

To identify a possible explanation for a change in serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentration over a short period of time.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology

Objective:

laboratory tests, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

A clinician may notice a change in serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) or NT pro-BNP levels over a few hours. The reason for the change can often be found be consideration of possible explanations.

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