Prof Andrew Sindone
Cardiologist and Director, Heart Failure Unit and Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Concord Hospital, Australia, New South Wales

NT-proBNP and ECHO in heart failure – do they always go hand in hand?


  • Both NT-proBNP and Echocardiography provide complementary information for the management of HF patients.
  • Echo provides the structural and functional information of the heart.
  • NT-proBNP is vital in screening high risk patients and for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of response to therapy in HF.

Prof Sindone differentiates NT-proBNP and Echocardiography, the two most important diagnostic tools for heart failure.

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