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Plasma brain natriuretic peptide as a prognostic indicator in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension.
BACKGROUND Plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level increases in proportion to the degree of right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension. We sought to assess the prognosticExpand
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The role of natriuretic peptides in cardioprotection.
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain (B-type) natriuretic peptide (BNP) are circulating hormones of cardiac origin that play an important role in the regulation of intravascular blood volumeExpand
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Plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels increase in proportion to the extent of right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension.
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the influence of right ventricular (RV) hemodynamic variables and function on the secretion of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in patients with isolated RVExpand
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Gene expression, secretion, and autocrine action of C-type natriuretic peptide in cultured adult rat cardiac fibroblasts.
C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), the third member of the natriuretic peptide family, is known to be synthesized in the central nervous system and vascular endothelial cells, in contrast to atrialExpand
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Effects of the creation of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis on cardiac function and natriuretic peptide levels in CRF.
BACKGROUND Cardiac failure occasionally is caused by the creation of vascular access for hemodialysis. However, the influence of an arteriovenous (AV) fistula on cardiac function has not been fullyExpand
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Plasma levels of adrenomedullin, a newly identified hypotensive peptide, in patients with hypertension and renal failure.
Adrenomedullin is a potent hypotensive peptide newly discovered in pheochromocytoma tissue by monitoring its elevating activity on platelet cAMP. We measured plasma concentration of adrenomedullin inExpand
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Relationship between left ventricular geometry and natriuretic peptide levels in essential hypertension.
Previous studies have shown that plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) are increased in essential hypertension. However, whether left ventricularExpand
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Urocortin, a member of the corticotropin-releasing factor family, in normal and diseased heart.
In the present study we investigated the form of expression, action, second messenger, and the cellular location of urocortin, a member of the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) family, in theExpand
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Increased plasma adrenomedullin levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction in proportion to the clinical severity
Objectives To investigate the pathophysiological role of adrenomedullin in myocardial infarction. Patients and design Plasma concentrations of adrenomedullin, atrial natriuretic factor, and brainExpand
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Increased plasma levels of adrenomedullin in patients with heart failure.
OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of adrenomedullin in the pathophysiology of heart failure, we measured plasma levels of adrenomedullin in patients with heart failure. BACKGROUND AdrenomedullinExpand
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