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ISRN Family Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 273864, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/273864
Clinical Study

Using NT-proBNP to Detect Chronic Heart Failure in Elderly Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

1Blekinge Competence Centre, Wämö Centre, 371 81 Karlskrona, Sweden
2Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, General Practice/Family Medicine, 205 02 Malmö, Sweden
3Research Unit of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, 5000 Odense C, Denmark

Received 25 April 2013; Accepted 28 May 2013

Academic Editors: A. M. Salinas-Martinez and A. Vellinga

Copyright © 2013 Elzbieta Kaszuba 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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