B-type natriuretic peptide

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B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP),

cardiac neurohormone secreted by the left ventricle in response to elevated volume and pressure, leading to dilated blood vessels and sodium and water loss.

brain natriuretic peptide

An atrial natriuretic peptide-like brain peptide produced predominantly in the cerebral ventricles, which induces diuresis and is secreted in response to fluid overload, as occurs in congestive heart failure.

B-type natriuretic peptide

See BNP.

B-type natriuretic peptide

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Evidence for functional heterogeneity of circulating B-type natriuretic peptide.
Serum B-type natriuretic peptide on admission can predict the 'no-reflow' phenomenon after primary drug-eluting stent implantation for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide in hypertensive patients with exertional dyspnea and normal left ventricular ejection fraction and correlation with new echocardiographic indexes of systolic and diastolic function.
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and proBNP: role of emerging markers to guide therapy and determine prognosis in cardiovascular disorders.
The prognostic value of B-type natriuretic peptide in patients with acute coronary syndromes.
B-Type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is one of four known natriuretic peptides released from the ventricles during pressure or volume overload.
The plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) test is a rapid, relatively inexpensive point-of-care test approved for diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting with shortness of breath to the emergency department and other acute care settings.
Observational studies have shown that combining protein markers troponin I, C-reactive protein and B-type natriuretic peptide into panels can provide valuable information on stratifying risk for acute coronary syndromes.
B-type natriuretic peptide level fell from a mean of 329 pg/mL to 281 pg/mL in the tai chi group, and rose from a mean of 285 pg/mL to 306 pg/mL in the control group.
B-type natriuretic peptide is secreted by the left ventricle when the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently.
In emergency patients complaining of shortness of breath, Maisel and his colleagues administered the simple blood test to measure the presence of a hormone called B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) that is secreted from the heart's ventricles in response to increased pressure and volume in the organ.