What is the role of BNP testing in the workup of asthma?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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In older patients, an elevated serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level may help to indicate heart failure as a primary or contributing cause of dyspnea and wheezing.


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