Brain-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) and Cardiovascular Risk in Children


Authors: M. Mráz 1;  M. Urbanová 2;  P. Wohlfahrt 2;  Ľ. Podracká 1
Authors‘ workplace: I. Klinika detí a dorastu LF UPJŠ a DFN, Košice prednostka prof. MUDr. Ľ. Podracká, CSc. 1;  Lekárska fakulta UPJŠ, Košice 2
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2006; 61 (2): 89-94.
Category: Comprehensive Report

Overview

Increased plasmatic concentration of brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a sensitive and specific marker of left ventricular dysfunction in adults with cardiovascular diseases. However, such data in children are lacking. Authors of the review focus on the relationship between BNP concentration in plasma and cardiovascular morbidity in children at risk.

Key words:
brain-type natriuretic peptide, cardiovascular risk, children


Labels
Neonatology Paediatrics General practitioner for children and adolescents
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