Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide in cardiac disease and during infusion in healthy volunteers.

Plasma concentrations of immunoreactive atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) were low or undetectable in 8 healthy subjects and 9 control patients without cardiac disease, and raised in 17 patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Highest concentrations were measured in patients with severe CHF. High plasma ANP levels were also found in 2 patients with… CONTINUE READING