Atrial natriuretic peptide levels in fetal blood in relation to inferior vena cava velocity waveforms.

@article{Capponi1997AtrialNP,
  title={Atrial natriuretic peptide levels in fetal blood in relation to inferior vena cava velocity waveforms.},
  author={Alessandra Capponi and Guiseppe Rizzo and Claudio De Angelis and Domenico Arduini and Carlo Romanini},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={242-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether blood levels of atrial natriuretic peptide in small for gestational age (SGA) fetuses are related to Doppler indices measured in arterial and venous vessels. METHODS Atrial natriuretic peptide was assayed in fetal blood obtained at funipuncture in 42 third-trimester fetuses, of whom 11 were appropriate for gestational age (AGA) and 31 were SGA. Small for gestational age fetuses were divided into three groups according to Doppler findings in the umbilical artery… CONTINUE READING