Procalcitonin in the ESC Heart Failure Management Guidelines

2016 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure (AHF, CHF) recommend Procalcitonin (PCT)

"Assessment of procalcitonin levels may be considered in patients with AHF with suspected coexisting infection, particularly for the differential diagnosis of pneumonia and to guide antibiotic therapy, if considered." Ref-1

Initial management of a patient with Acute Heart Failure Ref-1

Initial management of a patient with Acute Heart Failure

References Procalcitonin in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Heart Failure Management Guidelines

Ref-1: 2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure

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