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OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate the role of endogenous atrial natriuretic peptide in the pulmonary circulation in patients with chronic heart failure. BACKGROUND Plasma atrial(More)
BACKGROUND High levels of endogenous atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) are thought to compensate the condition of patients with heart failure by reducing preload and afterload. However, recent reports(More)
This study compared the effects of amlodipine and valsartan on the sympathetic nervous system, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and brain natriuretic peptide, which are considered important(More)
Background. High levels of endogenous atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) are thought to compensate the condition of patients with heart failure by reducing preload and afterload. However, recent(More)