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Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05916.x
Published online: 15 March 2004

B-type natriuretic peptide — a 32-amino-acid polypeptide hormone secreted by cardiac ventricles — continues to show promise as a biomarker for heart disease, not only as a diagnostic tool when evaluating shortness of breath but also as an early warning signal in asymptomatic patients.1-3



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