Re: BNP blood test, borderline results
I think the echo is a good idea, as it will provide a lot more information about the shape of your heart, it's size, strength, valves, efficiency of pumping, etc. A treadmill test might also be good to look for hidden coronary artery disease. Given your symptoms and BNP reading, I would consult with a cardiologist for further assessment. A cause may be found that can be fixed or treated to help keep it from getting worse. Picking it up early can be a life saver, so I wouldn't ignore the result just because it is borderline high and not really high. Why wait until it gets worse?