Correlation of natriuretic peptides and inferior vena cava size in patients with congestive heart failure

@inproceedings{Hebl2012CorrelationON,
  title={Correlation of natriuretic peptides and inferior vena cava size in patients with congestive heart failure},
  author={Virginia Bartleson Hebl and Marina Y Zakharova and Mariana J Canoniero and Daniel A. Duprez and Santiago Garcia},
  booktitle={Vascular health and risk management},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter and degree of inspiratory collapse are used as echocardiographic indices in the estimation of right atrial pressure. Brain-natriuretic peptides (BNPs) are established biomarkers of myocardial wall stress. There is no information available regarding the association between the IVC diameter and BNPs in patients with heart failure and various degrees of systolic performance. The purpose of this investigation is to quantify the degree to which… CONTINUE READING
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