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Effect of sinus rhythm restoration on plasma brain natriuretic peptide in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  15194036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) was evaluated before and after sinus rhythm restoration in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) who had underlying hypertension or coronary heart disease and normal left ventricle function. Twenty-four hours after successful cardioversion, plasma BNP decreased significantly to levels that had been measured in controlled subjects: from 95 to 28 pg/ml in 24 patients in the paroxysmal AF group and from 75 to 41 pg/ml in 36 patients in the persistent AF group. This indicates that AF affects BNP secretion in patients with AF and that some BNP may be atrially delivered.
Beata Wozakowska-Kapłon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-14     Completed Date:  2004-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1555-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Regional District Hospital, Kielce, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / blood*,  complications,  therapy*
Case-Control Studies
Coronary Disease / complications
Electric Countershock*
Hypertension / complications
Middle Aged
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood*
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain

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