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Increased Peak Postoperative B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Predicts Decreased Longer-Term Physical Function After Primary Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Fox, Amanda A.*; Marcantonio, Edward R.; Collard, Charles D.; Thoma, Mathis§; Perry, Tjorvi E.*; Shernan, Stanton K.*; Muehlschlegel, Jochen D.*; Body, Simon C.*

doi: 10.1097/01.SA.0000407011.99280.cb
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
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*Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and †Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; ‡Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesia at the Texas Heart Institute, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX; and §Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

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