Increased NT-proBNP is associated with higher risk of dementia
Epidemiological evidence implies a link between heart disease and dementia. Two recent studies by Ostovaneh et al. and Nagata et al. show that high levels of NT-proBNP are significantly associated with an increased risk of dementia. Enroled patients did not show any dementia or cardiovascular disease at the outset of the study. However, patients with a relative rise in NT-proBNP levels of more than 25% or high absolute levels of NT-proBNP (>300 pg/mL) were significantly more likely to develop dementia over a period of 10-15 years. Therefore, serum NT-proBNP could be a novel biomarker for predicting future risk of dementia in the general elderly population.
To learn more check out: Change in NT-proBNP (N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide) Level and Risk of Dementia in Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). https://bit.ly/3ksy6KR
NT-proBNP and Risk of Dementia in a General Japanese Elderly Population: The Hisayama Study. https://bit.ly/2ZGN4EW
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