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Clinical Usefulness of N-terminal Prohormone of Brain Natriuretic Peptide and High Sensitivity Troponin T in Patients with Heart Failure Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Author(s): Agnieszka Debska-Kozlowska, Marcin Ksiazczyk*, Izabela Warchol and Andrzej Lubinski

Volume 25 , Issue 14 , 2019

Page: [1671 - 1678] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190621155718

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Abstract

Background: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a valuable intracardiac device-­based treatment option for a subgroup of patients with advanced heart failure (HF) and QRS prolongation. However, still a significant proportion of patients do not benefit from CRT implantation, labeled as non-responders.

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) and high sensitivity troponin T (cTnThs) value as predictors of CRT response in a 12-month observation.

Materials and Methods: The study included 46 patients with HF and implanted CRT-D. Levels of NT-pro BNP and cTnThs were assessed during a 12 month follow up.

Results: 46 consecutive patients (76% men) with a mean age of 64±8 were observed for 12 months. The CRT response criteria was met by 26 patients (56,5%). A significant decline in the NT-pro BNP concentrations was documented in responders (p=0.001). Moreover, ΔNT-pro BNP by at least 579 pg/ml had high sensitivity and specificity for identifying the CRT responders. There were no statistically significant differences in the results of cTnThs between the two study groups.

Conclusion: The relative change in the level of NT-pro BNP by at least 43,5% allows to identify the responders to CRT after 12 months of follow-up. Serial measurements of NT-pro BNP can be a valuable tool for monitoring the effectiveness of CRT.

Keywords: Cardiac resynchronization therapy, heart failure, high sensitivity troponin T, N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide, CRT responders, CRT non-responders.

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