We describe a case of a 90-year-old male admitted to the emergency department with deep vein thrombosis and central acute pulmonary embolism. Despite a remarkably increased value of D-dimer and a modestly elevated concentration of cardiac troponin I, the value of B-type natriuretic peptide was found to be non-diagnostic. Limited to this single case report, our evidence suggests that the measurement of natriuretic peptides is questionable for diagnosing central acute pulmonary embolism in the emergency department.

B-type natriuretic peptide may be unsuitable for diagnosing central acute pulmonary embolism / Lippi, Giuseppe; Bellini, Carlotta; Giuliotti, Sara; Sandei, Franca; Meschi, Tiziana; Borghi, Loris; Cervellin, Gianfranco. - In: THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEST DISEASES & ALLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 0377-9343. - 56:4(2014), pp. 253-254.

B-type natriuretic peptide may be unsuitable for diagnosing central acute pulmonary embolism

LIPPI, Giuseppe;GIULIOTTI, Sara;SANDEI, FRANCA;MESCHI, Tiziana;BORGHI, Loris;
2014

Abstract

We describe a case of a 90-year-old male admitted to the emergency department with deep vein thrombosis and central acute pulmonary embolism. Despite a remarkably increased value of D-dimer and a modestly elevated concentration of cardiac troponin I, the value of B-type natriuretic peptide was found to be non-diagnostic. Limited to this single case report, our evidence suggests that the measurement of natriuretic peptides is questionable for diagnosing central acute pulmonary embolism in the emergency department.
B-type natriuretic peptide may be unsuitable for diagnosing central acute pulmonary embolism / Lippi, Giuseppe; Bellini, Carlotta; Giuliotti, Sara; Sandei, Franca; Meschi, Tiziana; Borghi, Loris; Cervellin, Gianfranco. - In: THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEST DISEASES & ALLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 0377-9343. - 56:4(2014), pp. 253-254.
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