Think heart failure 1st
- Heart failure affects nearly 1 million people in the UK, and there are an estimated 200,000 new diagnoses each year. 10
- Less than 24% of patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure have had an NP test (either NT-proBNP or BNP test). 6
- 80% of patients are diagnosed following a hospital admission and a significant proportion of these will be emergency cases, despite 40% of patients presenting with heart failure symptoms in primary care in the previous years. 7
Opportunities to diagnose patients early, in the community, are being missed. By requesting an NT-proBNP tests, you can support early and accurate diagnosis of heart failure.1 This can save the healthcare system money and your GP practice time in repeat appointments2 leading to better patient outcomes for the thousands of patients diagnosed each year.