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Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2016 Sep;76(5):361-7. doi: 10.1080/00365513.2016.1183166. Epub 2016 May 26.

Prognostic utility of combination of NT-proBNP with high sensitive cTn I in patients with heart failure: Results from retrospective study in an emergency department.

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1
a Intensive Care Unit , Shijiazhuang First Hospital , Shijiazhuang , Hebei Province , China ;
2
b Department of Intern Medicine , Second Hospital Affiliated to Hebei Medical University , Shijiazhuang , Hebei Province , China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) and cardiac troponin I (cTn I) are widely used for the diagnosis of myocardial injury, but have not been used for routine evaluation in heart failure (HF) population.

AIMS:

To evaluate the prognostic utility of combination of NT-proBNP and cTn I in patients with HF, including serial NT-proBNP/cTn I measurements and discharge NT-proBNP/cTn I levels.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A total of 610 patients presenting in our emergency department for acute HF were studied. The mortality and HF-related readmission were endpoints in the study. NT-proBNP and cTn I were tested on admission including first 5 consecutive days, and on discharge.

RESULTS:

A discharge cTn I cut-off value at 24 ng/L and discharge NT-proBNP cut-off value at 350 ng/L were determined. The cTn I level more than 24 ng/L and NT-proBNP level more than 350 ng/L are associated with increased risk for mortality and readmission (p < 0.01). The mortality and HF-related readmission was significantly increased in patients with high cTn I + high NT-proBNP (p < 0.05), high cTn I + low NT-proBNP (p < 0.05), and low cTn I + high NT-proBNP (p < 0.0%). The increased cTn I or increased NT-proBNP measured in the first 5 consecutive days were significantly associated with 60-day HF-related events (p < 0.05), but the serial measurements did not have a predictive value of 1-year HF outcome.

CONCLUSION:

This study demonstrates that elevations of discharge cTn I and NT-proBNP are associated with increased 1-year mortality and HF-related readmission. Patients with increasing serial cTnI and NT-proBNP had increased risk for 60-day HF-related events. The two markers can act as independent predicators, and complete each other in prognostic utility of HF patients.

KEYWORDS:

Heart failure; N-terminal proBNP; mortality; troponin I

PMID:
27228479
DOI:
10.1080/00365513.2016.1183166
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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