The relationship between adiponectin, NT-pro-BNP and left ventricular ejection fraction in non-cachectic patients with systolic heart failure: an observational study

Tengiz I., Türk U. O., Alioğlu E., KIRILMAZ B., Tamer G. S., TUZUN N., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.3, pp.221-226, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2013.067
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-226
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: NT-pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) has been shown to be an accurate diagnostic marker in patients with heart failure (HF). Adiponectin (Adp) levels are increased in HF but its diagnostic value is still uncertain in these patients. The study was designed to investigate the possible association of these markers in non-cachectic patients with newly diagnosed systolic heart failure.