Measurement and significance of circulating natriuretic peptides in cardiovascular disease.

@article{Sagnella1998MeasurementAS,
  title={Measurement and significance of circulating natriuretic peptides in cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Giuseppe A. Sagnella},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1998},
  volume={95 5},
  pages={519-29}
}
1. The major cardiovascular and renal actions of alpha-atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the fact that the heart is strategically located to sense changes in intravascular volume indicate the importance of these peptides in the overall control of the extracellular fluid volume under normal and pathophysiological conditions.2. This review examines the clinical and diagnostic significance of the measurement of plasma natriuretic peptides in diseases of the… CONTINUE READING