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Should emergency physicians use B-type natriuretic peptide testing in patients with unexplained dyspnea?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 May 2015

Corinne M. Hohl*
Affiliation:
McGill University, Montréal, Que.
Bernice Y. Mitelman
Affiliation:
McGill University, Montréal, Que.
Peter Wyer
Affiliation:
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York
Eddy Lang
Affiliation:
Jewish General Hospital, Montréal
*
4221, ave. de l’Esplanade, Apt. 201, Montréal QC H2W 1T1; 514 204-9497, corinnehohl@primus.ca

Abstract

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CJEM Journal Club • Club de lecture JCMU
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Copyright © Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2003

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