N-terminal Pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, vascular disease risk, and cholesterol reduction among 20,536 patients in the MRC/BHF heart protection study.
OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the ability of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (N-BNP) to predict vascular events in high-risk people and to test whether statins benefit people with high levels of N-BNP.
BACKGROUND: The predictive value of N-BNP for occlusive vascular events and the effects of statins in people with high N-BNP levels are uncertain.
METHODS: A total of 20,536 people were assigned randomly to simvasta...Expand abstract
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