we have been discussing this today and have not come up with an answer. I currently have a patient admitted with diffuse CAD and CHF. He is on a Natrecor gtt @ .005 mcg/kg/min. He is 104 kg and BNP is 3212.
The question: "How accurate is the BNP while on a Natrecor gtt?"
My completely uneducated guess would be very minimal change d/t the fractional amount we are giving.
Does anyone else have any input? Thanks in advance.