B-type natriuretic peptide and tissue Doppler study findings in elderly patients hospitalized for acute diastolic heart failure.

@article{Arqus2005BtypeNP,
  title={B-type natriuretic peptide and tissue Doppler study findings in elderly patients hospitalized for acute diastolic heart failure.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Arqu{\`e}s and Emmanuel Roux and Pascal Sbragia and Pierre Ambrosi and Bertrand Pieri and Richard G{\'e}lisse and Roger Luccioni},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={104-7}
}
The imbalance of Starling's forces was investigated in 25 elderly patients hospitalized for acute diastolic heart failure. Tissue Doppler evidence of elevated left ventricular filling pressures was present on admission in 17 patients with high B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels. Serum proteins concentrations and colloid osmotic pressure, related to malnutrition and severe sepsis, were significantly less in the 8 patients without tissue Doppler evidence of elevated filling pressures, and a… CONTINUE READING

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