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Factors Related to N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide as a Biomarker for Heart Failure

Authors
 Hyeong Suk Lee  ;  Mona Choi  ;  Eui Geum Oh 
Citation
 Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, Vol.18(4) : 247-256, 2016 
Journal Title
 Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science 
ISSN
 1229-6155 
Issue Date
2016
Keywords
Heart failure ; Biomarkers ; Symptom assessment
Abstract
Purpose: This study aimed to examine the relationships between the N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels with the sociodemographic and clinical factors, self-care behaviors, and the physical symptom experiences in patients with heart failure. Methods: This cross-sectional study utilized a convenience sample of adult outpatients and inpatients who attended a cardiology department in a tertiary hospital in Seoul, Korea. The data from 154 patients with heart failure were collected using a questionnaire, and their clinical data were extracted from their electronic medical records. Results: Compared with the patients with high NT-proBNP levels, those with low NT-proBNP levels had significantly lower physical symptom experiences scores. Patients with low- and mid-NT-proBNP levels were more likely to be employed compared with those with high NT-proBNP levels. Patients with low NT-proBNP levels had higher left ventricular ejection fractions, and were less likely to have arrhythmias and comorbidities. Conclusion: The results from this study showed that patients with more severe heart failure had higher physical symptom experiences scores; hence, individualizing treatment approaches based on heart failure severity is necessary.
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10.7586/jkbns.2016.18.4.247
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3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
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오의금(Oh, Eui Geum) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6941-0708
최모나(Choi, Mona) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4694-0359
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/152755
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