[Brain natriuretic peptide might predict the abnormal geometry of heart in children with chronic kidney disease].

Abstract

BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases are the leading course of morbidity/mortality in children with chronic kidney disease. Recently it has been shown that a brain natriuretic peptide is a sensitive cardiac marker for classification of the cardiovascular risk in adults. Whether it has the same diagnostic value in children with chronic kidney diseases has to… (More)

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