B-type natriuretic peptide and amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in pediatric patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Takatsuki2012BtypeNP,
  title={B-type natriuretic peptide and amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in pediatric patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Shinichi Takatsuki and Brandie D. Wagner and David Dunbar Ivy},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={259-67}
}
OBJECTIVES B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the amino-terminal fragment (NTproBNP) correlate with clinical variables, but have not been simultaneously studied in a large number of pediatric patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The purpose of our investigation was to compare BNP and NTproBNP with clinical indicators of disease in a pediatric PAH population for which biomarkers are much needed. DESIGN We retrospectively compared BNP and NTproBNP levels with exercise capacity… CONTINUE READING