Short- and long-term neurohormonal activation following acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Sigurdsson1993ShortAL,
  title={Short- and long-term neurohormonal activation following acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Axel F Sigurdsson and Peter Held and Karl Swedberg},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={126 5},
  pages={1068-76}
}
Plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), angiotensin II, aldosterone, and catecholamines were followed for 1 month and then for 4 to 6 months in 55 patients with acute myocardial infarction. Plasma hormones were highest within the first 24 hours after the onset of infarction but normalized during the first few days in patients without heart failure. In patients with symptoms of heart failure, angiotensin II and norepinephrine remained elevated for 1 month and ANP remained elevated for… CONTINUE READING

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