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Normal NT-proBNP levels tied to low clinical risk in asymptomatic, nonsevere aortic stenosis


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JAMA Cardiology
Reuters Health - 22/02/2022 - In patients with asymptomatic nonsevere aortic stenosis (AS), normal concentrations of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) over the course of a year are associated with low aortic valve events (AVEs) and low all-cause mortality, researchers say. "NT-proBNP remained a very strong prognostic marker even after multivariable adjustment, including echocardiographic variables such as changes in the maximum velocity over the aortic valve," Dr. Olav Nielsen of Bispebjerg Hospital and University of Copenhagen told Reuters Health by email. "Clinicians can rest assured that patients with asymptomatic AS who have persistently normal NT-proBNP concentrations during one year are at low clinical risk." In such patients, he said, "it seems safe to defer an echocardiogram and instead repeat NT-proBNP measurement up to one year after for mild AS and six months for moderate AS." "An elevated NT-proBNP is a signal to look for effect...


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