Call to update guidelines on BNP-guided treatment of CHF

Professional groups such as the CSANZ have been urged to revise guidelines to support BNP-guided treatment of chronic heart failure after a new analysis showed this approach reduced mortality and hospitalisation rates.

A new meta-analysis co-authored by Professor Gary Nicholls of Otago University, New Zealand, has shown that BNP-guided treatment of CHF was associated with a 38% reduction in all