Brain-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) and Cardiovascular Risk in Children
M. Mráz 1; M. Urbanová 2; P. Wohlfahrt 2; Ľ. Podracká 1
I. Klinika detí a dorastu LF UPJŠ a DFN, Košice
prednostka prof. MUDr. Ľ. Podracká, CSc.
1; Lekárska fakulta UPJŠ, Košice
Čes-slov Pediat 2006; 61 (2): 89-94.
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.
brain-type natriuretic peptide, cardiovascular risk, children
General practitioner for children and adolescents