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Predicting Outcome for a Patient Hospitalized for Heart Failure Based on the Discharge BNP

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Di Somma et al evaluated Italian patients admitted to the hospital with acute heart failure. They used BNP levels to help to identify patients who may require more aggressive management over time. The authors are from multiple hospitals in Italy and the San Diego VA Hospital.

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