A 51-year-old female asked:
Is it possible to have normal bnp and high c reactive protein in idcm and still have heart failure symptoms?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: A normal bnp means that your left atrial pressure is low and but you can still have a low cardiac output and feel crummy from chf. High CRP doesn't correlate with CHF symptoms. Also, bnp is a range. Bnp of <10 is very low but bnp of 100 is "normal" but may be too high for someone with idcm. Also, there is a lag time: the bnp can be rising when symptoms are present.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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