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What does an elevated bnp mean?

What does an elevated bnp mean?

Maybe CHF: An elevated bnp may be assoc. W/ chf. Symptoms of CHF include increasing shortness of breath, especially when one lies down at night which is relieved by sitting up; rapid weight gain (ex: >1-2 lbs in 24 hrs), leg swelling, fatigue. See your doc if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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My pro bnp is elevated greater than 1200?

My pro bnp is elevated greater than 1200?

Heart problems: Probnp is released by the ventricular muscle when there is extra strain upon the muscle, such as in cases of decrease heart function (left or right side). Why was this test drawn? One may ideally have an appointment with a cardiologist, including an echocardiogram and ecg. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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Bnp test 88. normal is under 125. But my last reading 7 months ago was 33. Does that mean I am getting heart failure?

Bnp test 88. normal is under 125. But my last reading 7 months ago was 33. Does that mean I am getting heart failure?

No: The variation you described is not clinically meaningful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Would tropinin and BNP be elevated in patients with aortic insufficiency and/or severe stenosis?

Would tropinin and BNP be elevated in patients with aortic insufficiency and/or severe stenosis?

Possible: Troponin elevation is indicative of myocardial tissue injury (in absence of other noncardiac causes e.g. kidney disease) which may result from valvular disease through decreased blood supply to the heart. BNP elevation ususlly indicates increased cardiac stress such as in heart failure (that can be from valvular disease). Significance of elevation of either should be correlated clinically. ...Read more

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BNP 148 to 305. Troponin 1 - 2.004 to 1.184. Does this mean patient had a mild heart attack? Patient has 3 tripple vessel disease.

BNP 148 to 305. Troponin 1 - 2.004 to 1.184. Does this mean patient had a mild heart attack? Patient has 3 tripple vessel disease.

Lab tests: Making statements purely on the basis of lab tests is fraught with risk. You should discuss this patient with the patient's Doc who has the complete picture to get a more informed answer from having more information about the patient. ...Read more

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What do high levels of bnp indicate?

B naturetic peptide: Elevated levels often correlate with clinical deterioration in congestive hart failure. ...Read more

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What is the differance between anp and bnp ?

What is the differance between anp and bnp ?

Check out these: Links.Anp is secreted or produced in the atriumn of the heart while bnp is secreted in the ventricles. Both are secreted in response to increase blood volume and stretching of the heart muscles. As a result, the vascular resistance and blood pressure are decreased. God bless u! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/brain_natriuretic_peptide. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/atrial_natriuretic_peptide. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of NT pro bnp value 3670?

What is the meaning of NT pro bnp value 3670?

Pro-bnp: this peptide is elevated in patients with volume overload and elevated pressures in the heart..it can also be elevated in patients with renal issues...you should be seen and examined by an expert in cardiovascular care if you have not been seen by one already ...Read more

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My dadhas CHF has a bnp of 3700. How bad is that.

My dadhas CHF has a bnp of 3700. How bad is that.

Not helpful test: Bnp is a supplemental test. By itself it cannot tell how bad or good the condition of a patient is. That assessment is more of a clinical assessment which a medical professional can do. ...Read more

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Does your bnp go up when creatinine goes up?

Does your bnp go up when creatinine goes up?

Not necessarily: Bnp goes up when your volume of fluids in your body is overloaded. This dilates your atrium chambers in your heart leading to secretion of bnp which is meant to increase salt and water loss via kidneys to correct the problem. The mere increase in creatinine may not be associated with increase of bnp. ...Read more

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What is bnp in bloodwork stand for and what does it test?

What is bnp in bloodwork stand for and what does it test?

BNP: Brain Natriuretic Peptide. In general terms BNP can be interpreted as follows. A normal BNP level makes the diagnosis of Heart Failure unlikely (rule out test) •A high BNP level makes the diagnosis of HF very likely (rule in or confirm test) •Intermediate values of BNP require careful interpretation, in light of patients age (consider age-adjusted cut-off values) and co-existing conditions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between BNP and NT-proBNP? Are these test ordered individually or ordered both at the same time?

What is the difference between BNP and NT-proBNP? Are these test ordered individually or ordered both at the same time?

NTproBNPvsGood'OlBNP: The diagnostic performance of BNP and NT?proBNP is comparable and there is no meaningful difference between them. I'm hoping people will stick to the BNP instead of jumping on the NT bandwagon, until some meaningful use can be found for it. I'll bet some will order both, but that would be redundant. Plus, newer tests are usually more expensive. So why pay more for a similar test?? ...Read more

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BNP and nt-ProBNP - Are these test normally ordered together or only one test is needed when when appropriate? Which test is more commonly used?

Only 1: Needed, Bnp more common normal upto 100, above 500 signify. Nt- pbnp normal upto 5000, high in renal failure. If normal no CHF but if high see md ...Read more

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Are pro-BNP levels in healthy people higher than BNP levels? I've read they are typically very close unless there's a problem. My BNP 12, proBNP 67.

Are pro-BNP levels in healthy people higher than BNP levels? I've read they are typically very close unless there's a problem. My BNP 12, proBNP 67.

BNP: The normal range for BNP and pro-BNP are quite different and not comparable. The normal BNP range is lower than that for pro-BNP – a source of confusion for both health care professionals and patients alike. The levels are useful for an initial diagnosis, but generally not as useful as clinical evaluation for long term monitoring of patients. ...Read more

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BNP value 894. Symptomatic. Is this CHF?

BNP value 894. Symptomatic. Is this CHF?

Chf : The diagnosis of chf exacerbation is made based on symptoms, findings on clinical exam, labs and imaging. BNP is usually part of the labs and its trend is used to appreciate response to treatment. In other words, an isolated BNP value, even if obviously elevated, does not make the diagnosis. It is only helpful in the overall picture and follow up. ...Read more

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What are these in detail? LDL-P, BNP, & carotid IMT . Why are they ordered?

What are these in detail? LDL-P, BNP, & carotid IMT . Why are they ordered?

Vascular markers.: 400 characters isn't nearly enough to allow for detailed descriptions of these markers, but they're for vascular and heart health and risk essentially. ...Read more

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