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A sensitive radioimmunoassay for atrial natriuretic peptide was used to examine the relation between circulating atrial natriuretic peptide and cardiac filling pressure in normal human subjects, in patients with cardiovascular disease and normal cardiac filling pressure, and in patients with cardiovascular disease and elevated cardiac filling pressure with(More)
The elevation of cardiac filling pressure induces the release of atrial natriuretic peptide into the circulation. Ischemia during exercise in patients with coronary artery disease may manifest itself with elevation of cardiac filling pressure before the onset of electrocardiographic changes or chest pain. Thus, patients with ischemic heart disease might(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent and significant complication of cancer and cancer therapy. Cancer patients frequently encounter risk factors for AKI including older age, CKD, prerenal conditions, sepsis, exposure to nephrotoxins, and obstructive physiology. AKI can also be secondary to paraneoplastic conditions, including glomerulonephritis and(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the role of changes in heart rate, atrial pressure, volume, and cardiac tissue atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) concentration in the modulation of plasma ANF concentration in a model of pacing-induced heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS The effects of acute right ventricular pacing (250 beats/min), acute volume expansion (35(More)
Magnesium is the second most abundant divalent ion in the body, but the effects of this cation on atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) release have not been examined. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of magnesium on ANP secretion. Experiments were conducted in six groups of male Wistar rats. Each group was assigned a diet containing a(More)
The role of intracellular signals in the regulation of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) release was studied using the isolated left and right atria from a rat. The atria were perfused with Tyrode's solution, equilibrated with 95% O2-5% CO2 at 37 degrees C with a constant flow of 0.5 ml/min. Addition of epinephrine (10(-6) M), an alpha- and beta-agonist, to(More)
The effect of thyroid hormone on circulating levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was studied in experimental hyperthyroid and hypothyroid rats. Plasma ANP was 102 +/- 5 pg/ml in euthyroid rats, 82 +/- 4 pg/ml in hypothyroid rats, and 138 +/- 11 pg/ml in hyperthyroid rats. We have also measured immunoreactive ANP in the atria of euthyroid,(More)
The relationship between the kidney and blood pressure control is complex. Monogenetic forms of hypertension have recently been identified that implicate specific mutations responsible for blood pressure control. The thiazide sensitive Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC) has been implicated in the control of blood pressure, however a direct link between the kidney(More)
Sjögren syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease that involves the kidney as well as other organs. Tubulointerstitial nephritis secondary to monocyte, lymphocyte, and plasma cell infiltration is the characteristic lesion. The authors report a case of Sjögren related acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) with prominent neutrophilic infiltration in the(More)