Correlation of Plasma B-Type Natriuretic Peptide with Shunt Severity in Patients with Atrial or Ventricular Septal Defect

@article{Ozhan2006CorrelationOP,
  title={Correlation of Plasma B-Type Natriuretic Peptide with Shunt Severity in Patients with Atrial or Ventricular Septal Defect},
  author={Hakan Ozhan and Sinan Albayrak and Hakan Uzun and Serkan Ordu and Ayşem Kaya and M. Banu Yazıcı},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={272-275}
}
The goal of this study was to test the utility of bedside plasma concentration of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay as a screen for large shunts in pediatric patients with atrial septal defects (ASDs) and ventricular septal defects (VSDs). Thirty-five children at a mean age of 70 ± 129 weeks with ASD or VSD were included in the study. Nine patients had VSD and 26 had ASD. Plasma BNP values were compared with the Q p/Q s ratios derived from quantitative Doppler flow measurements. Mean BNP… CONTINUE READING

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