Published in Cardiovascular Week, October 23rd, 2006
According to the review from England, "Synthesis and release of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) are increased in heart failure, and plasma concentrations provide important therapeutic and prognostic information. Recent studies have shown that BNP concentrations are also increased with disease of the mitral and aortic valves."
"The extent of the increase is broadly related to the severity of the valve abnormality and the degree of consequent cardiac remodelling," wrote S.G. Ray at South Manchester University Hospitals. "BNP...
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