Correlation Between B line in Lung Ultrasound and Plasma NT-proBNP Level in Patients with Acute Heart Failure

Authors

  • Md Hasan Zaman National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mirpur Road, Dhaka
  • Md Imam Hosen National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mirpur Road, Dhaka
  • Farhana Moyaj Seba Clinic, Chapainawabganj
  • Jahanara Arzu Deptartment of Cardiology. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Shahbag, Dhaka. Bangladesh
  • Dmm F Osmany Deptartment of Cardiology. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Shahbag, Dhaka. Bangladesh
  • Sheikh Foyez Ahmed Labaid Cancer Hospital and Super Speciality Center, Dhaka
  • Muhammad Mobarack Hossain Labaid Cancer Hospital and Super Speciality Center, Dhaka
  • Muhammad Kamal Hossain Deptartment of Cardiology. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Shahbag, Dhaka. Bangladesh
  • Chaudhury Meshkat Ahmed Deptartment of Cardiology. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Shahbag, Dhaka. Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v19i1.69820

Keywords:

Acute heart failure, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, B line, Lung Ultrasound

Abstract

Background: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although this is a common cause of dyspnoea, its diagnosis still represents a challenge. Lung ultrasound (LUS) is an emerging point-of-care diagnostic tool.

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the Correlation between B line in lung ultrasound and plasma NT-proBNP level in patients with acute heart failure & thus to assess the predictive value of B line in patients with suspected acute heart failure.

Materials and Method: Crosssectional observational study conducted in cardiology department of BSMMU from October 2020 to September 2021. Study procedure: 36 patients presenting with of shortness of breath or heart failure diagnosis were enrolled meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria. The number of B-lines by Lung Ultrasound was measured. Correlation between number of B-lines on lung ultrasonography and NT-proBNP level were analyzed. Results: There is a positive correlation between the number of B-lines and the NT-proBNP levels (r=0.55, p< 0.01) in acute heart failure patients.

Conclusion: Patients presenting with acute shortness of breath with raised NTproBNP level, B line detection &quantification by lung ultrasound can be used as a tool for a faster diagnosis and decision-making on lung congestion in acute heart failure.

University Heart Journal 2023; 19(1): 15-19

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
92
PDF
87

Downloads

Published

2023-11-22

How to Cite

Zaman, M. H. ., Hosen, M. I. ., Moyaj, F. ., Arzu, J. ., Osmany, D. F. ., Ahmed, S. F. ., Hossain, M. M. ., Hossain, M. K. ., & Ahmed, C. M. . (2023). Correlation Between B line in Lung Ultrasound and Plasma NT-proBNP Level in Patients with Acute Heart Failure. University Heart Journal, 19(1), 15–19. https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v19i1.69820

Issue

Section

Original Articles