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Natriuretic Peptide Testing for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: July 24, 2019
Project Number: RB1358-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical utility of natriuretic peptide testing for prognosis or guiding therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of natriuretic peptide testing for prognosis or guiding therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension?
  3. What are the guidelines for natriuretic peptide testing for pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Key Message

One systematic review, five non-randomized studies, and three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding natriuretic peptide testing for pulmonary arterial hypertension.