High Creatinine, NT-proBNP Levels Found to Be Mortality Risk Factors

High Creatinine, NT-proBNP Levels Found to Be Mortality Risk Factors

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High Creatinine, NT-proBNP Levels Found to Be Mortality Risk Factors

Elevated blood levels of the kidney disease biomarker creatinine and the heart failure biomarker NT-proBNP were found to be independent predictors of mortality for older people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who were born with congenital heart disease (CHD). A medical records analysis found that patients ages 40 and older with higher levels of these biomarkers face an increased risk of death. These findings support ongoing blood analysis to identify PAH patients who are at…

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