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atrial natriuretic peptide

n.
A peptide hormone that is produced by the right atrium of the heart in response to elevated blood pressure and stimulates the excretion of sodium and water by the kidneys. Also called atrial natriuretic factor.
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Objective: To detect the serum levels of D-dimer and N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) in patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS), and to explore the risk factors of AIS.
The current study was planned to determine the effect of percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) on brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in mitral stenosis patients.
The relationships between cigarette smoking and LV structure and function were investigated using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, brain natriuretic peptide levels, and incident heart failure hospitalization.
In community studies of older people without history of cardiac or vascular disease, higher concentrations of the cardiac hormones atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) have been used to identify subclinical cardiac disease as well as those most at risk of adverse outcomes (6, 7).
Results confirmed the previously described relationship between plasma amino-terminal propeptide of C-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proCNP) concentration and growth velocity.
Previous studies have also reported association between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels and malnutrition assessed using the subjective global assessment and malnutrition-inflammation score [7, 8] and it was suggested that PEW might have a direct effect on the level of NT-proBNP by affecting ventricular remodeling in HD patients [7].
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is produced by the stressed heart, namely, the stressed ventricles, and is a mostly friendly counter-regulatory peptide [8].
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal prohormone of BNP (NT-proBNP), which are a part of natriuretic peptide system, are frequently used in the clinical practice for this purpose.
Plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels indicate the distance from decompensated heart failure.
(3) N Terminal-Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) is neurohormones synthesized and secreted mainly by the ventricular myocardium.