A 51-year-old male asked:
My pro bnp is 227. lab values are 0 -138 are normal. how serious is this still elevated number? it has been steadily falling from 8000 on 3/13/13.
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Family Medicine 15 years experience
CHF: Having the bnp number go down, is the most important thing! compared to 8000, 227 is pretty darn good! control factors like blood pressure, wear compression socks for swelling, and take diuretics as directed by doc. Call doc asap with any sudden onset of swelling with wt gain or shortness of breath--could mean another CHF exacerbation. Watch fluid intake and salt intake as directed.
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Last updated May 24, 2017
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