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BNP in the differential diagnosis of amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity: a case report and review of the literature

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Author(s): Marcin Grabowski | Łukasz A. Małek | Grzegorz Karpiński | Krzysztof J. Filipiak | Grzegorz Opolski

Journal: Archives of Medical Science
ISSN 1734-1922

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 131;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: amiodarone | adverse reactions | natriuretic peptide | differential diagnosis

ABSTRACT
A 70-year old man with a history of surgically treated lung cancer, ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary angioplasty, congestive heart failure, and on treatment with amiodarone was admitted to the intensive care unit due to exacerbation of dyspnea. We propose a differential diagnosis of acute congestive heart failure and amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity with the use of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) plasma concentration analysis. The case report is followed by a literature review.

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