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Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 509–510 | Cite as

BNP and Functional Status in Heart Failure (Response)

  • Jawdat Abdulla
  • Lars Køber
  • Christian Torp-Pedersen
Letter to the Editor
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Key Words

congestive heart failure brain natriuretic peptide exercise tolerance signs and symptoms quality of life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jawdat Abdulla
    • 1
    • 4
  • Lars Køber
    • 2
  • Christian Torp-Pedersen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyGentofte University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of CardiologyRigshospitalet Heart CentreCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyBispebjerg University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  4. 4.CopenhagenDenmark

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