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B-type natriuretic peptide level in a patient with constrictive pericarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17086538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 35-year-old man with constrictive pericarditis who had a B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level of 129 pg/dl despite a left ventricular end diastolic pressure of 35 mmHg. We discuss a possible explanation for the relatively low BNP level given this patient's markedly elevated intracavitary pressures in the setting of constrictive pericarditis.
Authors:
Todd Brown; Jay Hollman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-27     Completed Date:  2007-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  832-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Earl K Long Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Ascites / etiology
Biological Markers / blood
Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive / blood
Dyspnea / blood,  physiopathology
Edema / etiology
Humans
Male
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood*
Pericarditis, Constrictive / blood*,  complications,  diagnosis
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / blood,  complications
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain

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