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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 782026, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/782026
Clinical Study

Prognostic Significance of NT-proBNP Levels in Patients over 65 Presenting Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated Invasively or Conservatively

Cardiology Clinic of Physiotherapy Division of The 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Bielanski Hospital, Ceglowska 80 Street, 02-903 Warsaw, Poland

Received 14 April 2015; Revised 7 July 2015; Accepted 15 July 2015

Academic Editor: Kai Hu

Copyright © 2015 Wojciech Drewniak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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