medical Definition of B-type natriuretic peptide
- The marked elevation of serum B-type natriuretic peptide, combined with the physical examination and radiologic findings, points to severe heart failure as the cause of the patient's clinical presentation.
- —Melissa H. Kong et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 6 Mar. 2008
- … tests of brain natriuretic peptide can help determine a patient's chances of surviving a myocardial infarction or of having decompensated heart failure.
- —Mike Mitka, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 15 Dec. 2004