Published in Cardiovascular Week, June 6th, 2005
According to scientists in the United States, "B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a cardiac neurohormone specifically secreted by the cardiac ventricles in response to volume expansion, pressure overload, and resultant increased wall tension. Previous research has shown elevated BNP levels in patients with volume overload caused by end-stage renal disease (ESRD). [Our] pilot study was designed to describe the...
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