Correlation between cord blood, perinatal BNP values and echocardiographic parameters in healthy Italian newborns.

We evaluated the correlation between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in umbilical cord blood after normal pregnancy, in blood samples of twenty-nine Italian healthy newborns and paired echocardiographic parameters. Plasma BNP was evaluated in UCB (T0) and in blood on day 3 (T1), 30 (T2) of life. Echocardiographic parameters were recorded at T1 and T2… (More)