Brain natriuretic peptide and cardiac autonomic function in type 2 diabetic patients.

@article{Yufu2006BrainNP,
  title={Brain natriuretic peptide and cardiac autonomic function in type 2 diabetic patients.},
  author={Kunio Yufu and Naohiko Takahashi and Mikiko Nakagawa and Masahide Hara and Tetsunori Saikawa and Hironobu Yoshimatsu},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={12-9}
}
The present study tested the hypothesis that increased plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are related to cardiac autonomic dysfunction in type 2 diabetic patients. A total of 32 consecutive Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes were assigned to either a high-BNP (>or=18 pg/ml) group (n=12; age 57+/-13 years, mean+/-S.D.) or a normal-BNP (<18 pg/ml) group (n=20; 59+/-10 years). No patient had any overt structural heart disease. Cardiac autonomic function was assessed by measurements… CONTINUE READING

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