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Correlation of BNP

I am having right sided heart failure, but my BNP is normal has anyone ever experienced this?
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Hi! I also have right side heart failure my ejection fraction is 32% but my BNP is normal also. My doctor didn't say why that was.  
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Thanks for your response. I'm a nurse & am still pretty lost w/so much conflicting data.  My MD keeps referring to my fatigue/stamina issues as needing further explaination then cardiac since my BNP is normal, yet I know how I feel.  I had a muga scan yesterday to see what that says my EF is, Echo said 30%/cath said 47%-but my stamina reflects more like 30%.  Very frustrating!
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Well I had a Muga Scan in 2005 and it said my EF was 32% I have the swelling legs and ankles and feet SOB Fatigue  and everything else. I has to change heart doctor was he wasn't listening to me.
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Hi. I sure can relate to your confusion with conflicting data/info.
I have dilated cardiomyopathy, with a severely enlarged LV. EF anywhere between 15-24% (still don't know which is more accurate. Low from cath, higher from echo). My BNP while in hosp was 1072 . This was evidently the number which caused Dr
to do a cardiac evaluation and he discovered my newly diagnosed severe heart failure back in Dec '07.
I totally sympathize with you, as I find myself more and more confused, it seems, the more I learn. In addition I experience about 6000 pvcs/day as per holter monitor.
  I still do not understand if my fatique is strictly from heartfailure, or meds. Since on meds, I am tired/out of breath, etc all the time, and wonder if it is worth it...
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Thanks for your response. Still awaiting Muga results.  I never realized how much conflicting medical info was involved w/cardiac issues. Sometimes it's hard when you feel one way/and yet MD's make you feel like you should feel better!!
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