Natriuretic peptides and filling pressure at rest and stress.

@article{Bansal2008NatriureticPA,
  title={Natriuretic peptides and filling pressure at rest and stress.},
  author={Manish Bansal and Thomas H Marwick},
  journal={Heart failure clinics},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={71-86}
}
The natriuretic peptides are a family of compounds secreted from the atria and ventricles in response to a variety of stimuli, including increased wall stress, tachycardia, and myocardial ischemia. Increases in the levels of these compounds correlate with increased left-ventricular filling pressure in patients with systolic dysfunction, although the production of the compounds from severely impaired ventricles may be reduced, leading to lower than anticipated levels in severe heart failure. The… CONTINUE READING