Objective of this paper was to assess the incremental prognostic utility of discharge serum creatinine (SCr), systolic blood pressure (SBP), and NT-proBNP and sodium concentrations in hospitalized patients with acutely decompensated chronic heart failure.
Admission and discharge NT-proBNP provide complementary and independent prognostic information; as such, they should be taken into account concurrently.
Scrutinio D, Passantino A, Guida P, Ammirati E, Oliva F, Lagioia R, Braga SS, Agostoni P, Frigerio M. Incremental utility of prognostic variables at discharge for risk prediction in hospitalized patients with acutely decompensated chronic heart failure. Heart Lung 2016 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]. Go to PubMed