Dynamic risk stratification using serial measurements of plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure
Zhang, J.; Etheridge, Marilyn; Pellicori, P.; Pan, D.; Dierckx, R.; Clark, A. L.; Cleland, J.G.F.
A. L. Clark
Prognostic models for patients with chronic heart failure are generally based on a single assessment but treatment is often given with the intention of changing risk; re- evaluation of risk is an important aspect of care. The prognostic value of serial measurements of natriuretic peptides for the assessment of changes in risk is uncertain.
To evaluate the prognostic value of serial measurements of plasma amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) during follow-up of out-patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).
Patients diagnosed with CHF between 2001 and 2014 at a single out-patient clinic serving a local community were included in this analysis. NT-proBNP was measured at the initial visit and serially during follow-up. Only patients who had one or more measurements of NT-proBNP after baseline, at 4, 12 and/or 24 months were included.
At baseline, amongst 1998 patients enrolled, the median age was 73 (IQR: 64–79) years, 70% were men, 31% were in NYHA class III/IV, and 77% had NT-proBNP >400 pg/mL. Median follow-up was 4.8 (IQR 2.5–8.6) years. Serial measurements of NT-proBNP improved prediction of all-cause mortality at 3 years (c- statistic = 0.71) compared with using baseline data only (c-statistic = 0.67; p
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Oct 15, 2018|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Zhang, J., Pellicori, P., Pan, D., Dierckx, R., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. (2018). Dynamic risk stratification using serial measurements of plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure. International journal of cardiology, 269, 196-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.06.070|
|Keywords||Repeated NT-proBNP; Mortality and chronic heart failure|
|Copyright Statement||©2018, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/|
|Additional Information||This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in International journal of cardiology, 2018. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.|
©2018, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
You might also like
Prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation in ambulatory patients with heart failure