NT-proBNP for Evaluation of the Dyspneic Patient in the Emergency Room and the Medical Ward
Shortness of Breath
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||NT-proBNP for Evaluation of the Dyspneic Patient in the Emergency Room and the Medical Ward (BNP4EVER)|
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2007|
The proposed study intends to evaluate the impact of the NT-proBNP assay on the diagnosis of heart failure in patients with dyspnea of unknown etiology presenting to the emergency room and admitted to the medical wards.
Patients will be consented and randomized to open or blinded NT-proBNP test performed within 90 minutes in a venous blood sample.
Evaluation of the ER diagnosis and final discharge diagnosis in admitted patients will be carried out in light of the NT-proBNP results.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00271128
|Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Simcha R Meisel, MD MSc||Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|