The relationship between adiponectin, NT-pro-BNP and left ventricular ejection fraction in non-cachectic patients with systolic heart failure: an observational study

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Tengiz I., Turk U. O., ALİOĞLU E., KIRILMAZ B., Tamer G. S., Tuzun N., ...More

ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.3, pp.221-226, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: NT-pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) has been shown to be an accurate diagnostic marker in patients with heart failure (HF). Adiponectin (Adp) levels are increased in HF but its diagnostic value is still uncertain in these patients. The study was designed to investigate the possible association of these markers in non-cachectic patients with newly diagnosed systolic heart failure.