Pro-brain natriuretic peptide as marker of cardiovascular or pulmonary causes of dyspnea in patients with terminal parenchymal lung disease.

@article{Goetze2004ProbrainNP,
  title={Pro-brain natriuretic peptide as marker of cardiovascular or pulmonary causes of dyspnea in patients with terminal parenchymal lung disease.},
  author={Jens Peter Goetze and Regitze Videbaek and Soren Boesgaard and Jan Aldershvile and Jens Frederik Rehfeld and Jorn Carlsen},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={80-7}
}
BACKGROUND Increased plasma concentrations of pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (proANP) and pro-brain natriuretic peptide (proBNP) are features of left ventricular impairment. However, concentrations of proANP and proBNP in patients with isolated terminal parenchymal lung disease are not known. Therefore, we measured the plasma concentrations of natriuretic precursor peptides in patients with terminal parenchymal lung disease who had normal left ventricular function and who were referred for… CONTINUE READING
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