Keywords: congestive heart failure, bnp, chf (PubMed Search)
Elevated BNP levels are found in conditions besides acutely decompensated CHF. These conditions can include:
These conditions will often produce BNP elevations in an intermediate range, but if the elevation is markedly positive, the acutely decompensated CHF is much more likely.
[adapted from ACEP speaker Matthew Strehlow, MD]