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Article: Brain natriuretic peptide: its relevance to the cardiologist

TitleBrain natriuretic peptide: its relevance to the cardiologist
Authors
KeywordsBrain natriuretic peptide
Atrial natriuretic peptide
Natriuresis
Heart failure
Issue Date1995
PublisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcchk.com/journals.php
Citation
Journal of Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 1995, v. 3 n. 2, p. 112-117 How to Cite?
AbstractBrain natriuretic peptide, or Btype natriuretic peptide (BNP), is a cardiac hormone secreted mainly from the ventricles. It is natriuretic, diuretic, vasodilaton, lowers blood pressure and suppresses the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Its concentration in plasma is normally very low but is markedly raised in congestive heart failure, suggesting that it may have a pathophysiological function. Short-term intravenous infusion of BNP is beneficial in heart failure but an effective oral agent is not yet available. Plasma BNP concentration may be measured to assess cardiac function, as it correlates directly with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and inversely with ejection fraction.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223767
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.102

 

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMY-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-15T00:57:10Z-
dc.date.available2016-03-15T00:57:10Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 1995, v. 3 n. 2, p. 112-117-
dc.identifier.issn1027-7811-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223767-
dc.description.abstractBrain natriuretic peptide, or Btype natriuretic peptide (BNP), is a cardiac hormone secreted mainly from the ventricles. It is natriuretic, diuretic, vasodilaton, lowers blood pressure and suppresses the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Its concentration in plasma is normally very low but is markedly raised in congestive heart failure, suggesting that it may have a pathophysiological function. Short-term intravenous infusion of BNP is beneficial in heart failure but an effective oral agent is not yet available. Plasma BNP concentration may be measured to assess cardiac function, as it correlates directly with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and inversely with ejection fraction.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcchk.com/journals.php-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hong Kong College of Cardiology-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectBrain natriuretic peptide-
dc.subjectAtrial natriuretic peptide-
dc.subjectNatriuresis-
dc.subjectHeart failure-
dc.titleBrain natriuretic peptide: its relevance to the cardiologist-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY: mycheung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, BMY=rp01321-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros11937-
dc.identifier.volume3-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage112-
dc.identifier.epage117-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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