The Use of N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide to Evaluate Vascular Disease in Elderly Patients with Mental Illness

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Nilsson, Karin; Gustafson, Lars; Hultberg, Björn;
  • Publisher: Karger Publishers
  • Journal: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, volume 2, issue 1, pages 10-18 (issn: 1664-5464, eissn: 1664-5464)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1159/000334997, pmc: PMC3318927
  • Subject: Homocysteine | Cystatin C | Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system | Cognition | RC346-429 | RC952-954.6 | Geriatrics | Vascular disease | Psychogeriatric patients | Original Research Article | N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular diseases | hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists

Background: Serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is regarded as a sensitive marker of cardiovascular disease. Vascular disease plays an important role in cognitive impairment. Method: In 447 elderly patients with mental illness, serum NT-proBNP lev... View more
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