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Table 5 Changes in blood BNP, LVEDD, and LVEF in the extra-high BNP group

From: Comparative effects of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide and dobutamine on acute decompensated heart failure patients with differsent blood BNP levels

Parameters Dobutamine (n = 23) rhBNP (n = 23)
  Baseline 5 Days Changes Baseline 5 Days Changes
BNP (pg/mL) 3790 ± 740 2806 ± 859** 985 ± 931§ 3912 ± 726 3207 ± 900** 705 ± 884
LVEDD (mm) 66.6 ± 5.1 64.2 ± 5.1* 2.4 ± 4.6 67.7 ± 5.4 65.6 ± 6.3* 2.1 ± 4.2
LVEF (%) 24.4 ± 5.7 31.6 ± 6.9** 7.2 ± 6.1 23.8 ± 5.6 29.0 ± 6.5** 5.2 ± 7.1
  1. Abbreviations are same as in Table 2 and Table 4. Values are mean ± SD. §n = 17, n = 19. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 (paired t- test) versus baseline.