Impact of age and sex on plasma natriuretic peptide levels in healthy adults.

@article{Wang2002ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of age and sex on plasma natriuretic peptide levels in healthy adults.},
  author={Thomas J. Wang and Martin G. Larson and Daniel L{\'e}vy and Eric P. Leip and Emelia J Benjamin and Peter W. F. Wilson and Patrice A Sutherland and Torbjorn Omland and Ramachandran S. Vasan},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={254-8}
}
Assays for natriuretic peptides have received considerable attention as potential screening tests for congestive heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction. However, information regarding the impact of age, sex, and other physiologic characteristics on natriuretic peptide levels is limited. We examined a healthy reference sample of 911 subjects (mean… CONTINUE READING