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      Brain and Atrial Natriuretic Peptides in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease with and without Heart Failure

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          The objective of the study was the evaluation of natriuretic peptides in ischemic heart disease. Atrial and brain peptides (ANP, BNP) were elevated in patients with ischemic heart failure, as compared with patients with angina without overt failure, and controls (p < 0.01). BNP/ANP ratio was higher in NYHA class IV than in class III patients (2.67 ± 0.87 vs. 1.52 ± 0.59, respectively). Patients in the angina group, in whom elevated BNP or ANP was found, had subclinical systolic or diastolic dysfunction. There was inverse correlation between BNP, ANP and the left-ventricular ejection fraction (each r = 0.78, p < 0.001). We conclude that BNP is elevated as a result of myocardial dysfunction, but not of ischemia and seems to be a better index of disease stage and prognosis than ANP.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1996
          1996
          19 November 2008
          : 87
          : 1
          : 12-17
          Affiliations
          Heart Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and Sackler School of Medicine Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
          Article
          177053 Cardiology 1996;87:12–17
          10.1159/000177053
          8631038
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          General Cardiology

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