Feasibility Evaluation of the Access BNP Assay (H-44326)
This study is enrolling patients who present to our emergency department with signs and symptoms of heart failure. The goal is to evaluate the level of brain natriuretic peptide. This information would aid in developing new tests for heart failure which would help physicians in diagnosing and assessing the severity of heart failure. This study will also assess the need for new criteria for diagnosis and the performance of Access Brain Natriuretic Peptide Assay(s) in that case.