Plasma natriuretic peptide levels increase with symptoms and severity of mitral regurgitation.

@article{Sutton2003PlasmaNP,
  title={Plasma natriuretic peptide levels increase with symptoms and severity of mitral regurgitation.},
  author={Timothy M Sutton and Ralph A. H. Stewart and Ivor L Gerber and Teena M. West and Arthur Mark Richards and Timothy G. Yandle and Andrew J. Kerr},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={2280-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This paper will describe associations between plasma natriuretic peptide levels and the severity and symptoms of mitral regurgitation (MR). BACKGROUND A biochemical test that assisted grading of the severity of MR and the interpretation of symptoms would be of clinical value. METHODS Forty-nine patients with isolated MR and left ventricular (LV) ejection fractions (EFs) of >55% underwent transthoracic echocardiography, assessment of symptoms, and measurement of atrial natriuretic… CONTINUE READING

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