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BACKGROUND Patients with liver cirrhosis and chronic heart failure (CHF) have a reduced capacity to excrete water. Studies in healthy humans have shown that an acute water load reduces the excretion(More)
OBJECTIVE The mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of hypertension in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are not clear. We hypothesized that OSA patients have an abnormal renal handling(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms involved in development and maintenance of hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not clarified. We hypothesize that patients with OSA have an abnormal nocturnal(More)
AIMS This study was designed to evaluate a new NT-proBNP monitoring concept in outpatients with systolic heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS This was a multicentre, prospective randomized(More)
BACKGROUND The significance of basal renal nitric oxide (NO) availability in the regulation of renal perfusion and sodium excretion in human congestive heart failure (CHF) has not been described(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify the influence of training habits on the changes in plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and urine aquaporin-2(More)