Roles of atrial natriuretic peptide and its therapeutic use.

  title={Roles of atrial natriuretic peptide and its therapeutic use.},
  author={Yoshihiko Saito},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  volume={56 3},
Since the discovery of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), there has been tremendous progress in our understanding of the physiologic and pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic roles of ANP. The diagnostic application of ANP and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been reviewed by many investigators, and meta-analyses of therapeutic use of BNP were reported from the USA. However, there are few reviews concerning the therapeutic use of ANP in patients with various conditions. Therefore… CONTINUE READING

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