N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) and Risk of Hypertension in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

@article{Bower2015NTerminalPN,
  title={N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) and Risk of Hypertension in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.},
  author={Julie K. Bower and Mariana Lazo and Kunihiro Matsushita and Jonathan Rubin and Ron C. Hoogeveen and Christie M. Ballantyne and Elizabeth Selvin},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1262-6}
}
BACKGROUND Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is released by the heart in response to ventricular and auricular wall stress. Release of BNP is traditionally considered part of the body's protective mechanism against pressure overload by inducing vasodilatation and diuresis. More recent evidence demonstrates that BNP also promotes vessel wall stress and preliminary studies suggest that chronic increased levels may increase risk of hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the prospective… CONTINUE READING
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