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    Steinhart Model for Acute Heart Failure (AHF) in Undifferentiated Dyspnea

    Diagnoses acute heart failure with NT-proBNP in undifferentiated dyspneic patients.
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    • Uses NT-proBNP specifically, not standard BNP, which may not be available in all settings.
    • Best applied in situations where the diagnosis is equivocal (i.e., when pre-test probability is neither very low nor very high).
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    Investigate other causes of dyspnea in cases where acute heart failure is ruled out.

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    Dr. Brian D. Steinhart
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