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B-type natriuretic peptide in reversible myocardial ischaemia.
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PMID:  17071810     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is associated with increased B-type natriuretic peptides (BNPs), and, although controversial, may cause exaggerated exercise-induced BNP secretion. We investigated BNP in relation to reversible myocardial ischaemia.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) was measured before and after an exercise electrocardiogram test (ETT) in 14 patients with and 45 patients without exercise-induced myocardial ischaemia. Statistical analysis was carried out on logarithmically transformed data. Results, however, are pre-transformed data.
RESULTS: NT-proBNP increased with exercise both in ETT-positive patients (mean (SD) 71.4 (41.2) v 76.8 (44.0) ng/l; p<0.001) and ETT-negative patients (54.0 (61.2) v 60.1 (69.0) ng/l; p<0.001). Pre-exercise and post-exercise NT-proBNP were higher (p<0.05) in ETT-positive than in ETT-negative patients. Incremental NT-proBNP was similar in ETT-positive (4.7 (4.2) ng/l) and ETT-negative (6.2 (8.6) ng/l) patients.
CONCLUSION: Serum NT-proBNP concentrations are higher in patients with exercise-induced myocardial ischaemia than in those without. Exercise-induced electrocardiographic myocardial ischaemia, however, is not associated with exaggerated BNP secretion.
K Chatha; M Alsoud; M J Griffiths; A Elfatih; K Abozguia; R C Horton; S J Dunmore; R Gama
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-30     Completed Date:  2006-11-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1216-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology
Exercise Test
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / blood*,  physiopathology
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain

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