Posts Tagged ‘cardiac biomarkers’

July 9, 2012

Changes in serial B-type natriuretic peptide level independently predict cardiac allograft rejection


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Graft rejection remains the main limiting factor in longevity following heart transplantation. Invasive endomyocardial biopsy (EMBx) remains the gold standard in screening for rejection. Biomarkers pose a less invasive and readily available adjunct screening modality for rejection. In the future it may be feasible to utilize biomarkers to select patients whom may benefit from immediate […]

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