Published in Aging and Elder Health Week, August 21st, 2005
According to researchers in the people's Republic of China, "The primary aim of [our] study was to investigate whether there is a difference in plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels among the left ventricular systolic dysfunction caused by different types of heart disease."
T. Wei and colleagues of Lishui City Central Hospital explained, "Plasma BNP was measured in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction as a result of mitral valve regurgitation (n=26), hypertension (n=36), coronary heart...
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