Attenuation of atrial natriuretic peptide response to sodium loading after cardiac operation.


To evaluate the role of cardiac operation and the atrial appendage in secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide in response to sodium loading, we studied 44 patients who underwent heart operations with (28 patients; group I) or without (16 patients; group II) right atrial appendectomy and 16 patients who underwent lobectomy (group III). Before and after… (More)


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