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Design and methodology of the NorthStar Study: NT-proBNP stratified follow-up in outpatient heart failure clinics -- a randomized Danish multicenter study

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  • Morten Schou
  • Lars Videbaek
  • John Dennis Markenvard
  • Hans Ulrik Ulriksen
  • Henrik Ryde
  • Jens C H Jensen
  • Tonny Nielsen
  • Anne Knudsen
  • Christian D Tuxen
  • Jens Handberg
  • Per J Sørensen
  • Geert Espersen
  • Søren Poul Lind Rasmussen
  • Niels Keller
  • Kenneth Egstrup
  • Jens Olav Nielsen
  • Ole Nyvad
  • Jens Peter Toft
  • Per R Hildebrandt
Randomized clinical trials have shown that newly discharged and symptomatic patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) benefit from follow-up in a specialized heart failure clinic (HFC). Clinical stable and educated patients are usually discharged from the HFC when on optimal therapy. It is unknown if risk stratification using natriuretic peptides could identify patients who would benefit from longer-term follow-up. Furthermore, data on the use of natriuretic peptides for monitoring of stable patients with CHF are sparse.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAmerican Heart Journal
Vol/bind156
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)649-55
Antal sider7
ISSN0002-8703
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2008

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