The Clinical Utility of BNP in Acute CHF

ER physicians diagnose CHF often and actually very well on clinical grounds at the bedside.  So why are we ordering BNP’s when we already know the diagnosis?  The evidence clearly states in which situations the BNP will not help you.  Check out the proposed algorithm recently published in EM Resident and let’s put the evidence into real practice.

Post by: Joe Bove, DO ( @jjbove08 )

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