N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide is inversely related to metabolic cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome.

@article{Olsen2005NterminalPB,
  title={N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide is inversely related to metabolic cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Michael H. Olsen and Tine Willum Hansen and Marina K Christensen and Finn Gustafsson and Susanne B. Rasmussen and Kristian Wachtell and Knut Borch-Johnsen and Hans Henning Windel\ov Ibsen and Torben Beck J\orgensen and Per Rossen Hildebrandt},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={660-6}
}
We wanted to investigate the relationship of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (Nt-proBNP) to metabolic and hemodynamic cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in the general population. From a population-based sample of 2656 people 41, 51, 61, or 71 years of age, we selected 2070 patients without previous stroke or myocardial infarction who did not receive any CV, antidiabetic, or lipid-lowering treatment in 1993 to 1994. Traditional CV risk factors, 24-hour blood pressures, left ventricular… CONTINUE READING