High NT-proBNP values raise mortality risk in type 2 diabetes

04/18/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

NH2-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide values of greater than 91 pg/mL were associated with an increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in older type 2 diabetes patients, including those without a history of heart disease, a study showed. Patients with modest increases in NT-proBNP and those who did not have microalbuminuria and cardiovascular disease at baseline also showed higher mortality risks, researchers wrote in Diabetes Care.

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