Serial NT-proBNP Monitoring for Predicting Major Cardiovascular Events in the Dialysis Population [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: A Study Investigating the Usefulness of Monitoring a Heart Hormone (NT-proBNP) to Predict Heart Related Illness in Dialysis Patients.

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Researchers: Prof David Johnson (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Carmel Hawley A/Pr Richard Troughton A/Pr Scott Campbell Dr Goce Dimeski
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Brief description Dialysis patients have a 50-100 fold increased risk of dying from heart disease caused by abnormal heart muscle structure and function. Current tests are unable to accurately identify patients at the highest risk. A test that accurately detects the early stages of heart injury is urgently needed. The aim of our research is to develop a monitoring guide using regular testing of a heart hormone (NT-proBNP) to identify high-risk dialysis patients early allowing treatment before a serious medical complication occurs.

Funding Amount $AUD 288,548.07

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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