LV dysfunction in children on dialysis
A recent study from Egypt shows Serum NT-pro BNP levels strongly correlated with LV echocardiographic parameters in patients with ESRD. Despite the high concentrations of NT-pro BNP in all dialysis children, its levels can be used as a diagnostic marker of LV dysfunction by using higher cutoff values. A postdialysis cutoff value of 630 ng/L could serve as a biochemical marker of early LV dysfunction regardless of chronic fluid overload. Long-term follow-up is required to evaluate the prognostic value of NT-pro BNP in those children.