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: S. Karger AG
  • Journal: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders EXTRA,volume 2,issue 1,pages10-18 (eissn: 1664-5464)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1159/000334997, pmc: PMC3318927
  • Subject: Homocysteine | Cystatin C | Cognition | 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 level... View more
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