Clinical Education Webinar OCT Natriuretic Peptides Assays Pete Kavsak

Natriuretic Peptides Assays – Use of BNP and NT-proBNP Today

BNP and NT-proBNP tests enable labs to obtain accurate diagnostic and risk assessment results for heart failure and acute coronary syndrome. Join Dr. Pete Kavsak as he explains how BNP and NT-proBNP assays are used in today, and the latest IFCC C CB recommendations for the use of natriuretic peptides. He also discusses the debate surrounding Entresto and the use of natriuretic peptides in clinical practice.

Pete Kavsak

Dr. Pete Kavsak

Dr. Peter Kavsak
Professor in Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster Univeristy

Dr. Kavsak is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Academy, and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. He provides service as a clinical biochemist within the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and is primarily based at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre with special clinical and academic focus and interests in the cardiac and cancer related laboratory tests. He has over 240 publications related to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.