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Effects of systolic atrial function on plasma renin activity and natriuretic peptide secretion after high rate atrial and ventricular pacing in dogs.
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PMID:  15683514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rapid atrial rates cause electrical, structural remodeling, and neuro-humoral changes. This study compares the effects of mechanical remodeling on plasma renin activity (PRA) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) secretion. Eight beagles were subjected to rapid atrial pacing (AP) at 400 beats/min for 16 days. After complete recovery of left ventricular function, they underwent rapid ventricular pacing (VP) at 240 beats/min of equal duration. Left atrial systolic maximal dimension (LAmax) and left atrial appendage (LAA) peak late emptying velocity (LAA-E) were assessed by echocardiography. Blood samples were taken from the right atrium and from the peripheral vein. LAmax after AP and VP enlarged significantly (2.16 +/- 0.21 cm vs 2.41 +/- 0.23 cm, P = 0.002). Compared with baseline, LAA-E velocities were significantly reduced (0.65 +/- 0.12 m/s vs 0.26 +/- 0.16 m/s, P = 0.001) after AP only. AP caused a significant elevation of PRA in right atrial (9.28 +/- 4.23 nmol/L per hour) and peripheral samples compared with baseline values (4.82 +/- 2.53 nmol/L per hour, P = 0.04). ANP levels increased after AP (1117.12 +/- 252.21 fmol/L) with respect to baseline values (824.37 +/- 159.08 fmol/L, P = 0.001). There was no difference in PRA and ANP levels between atrial and peripheral samples. Atrial size and impaired systolic appendage function play an important role in secretion of PRA and ANP. Both neuro-humoral pathways may be therapeutic targets in the treatment of patients with AF.
Igor Zupan; Blaz Krhin; Urska Breskvar; Irena P Zupan; Peter Rakovec
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  28 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-01     Completed Date:  2005-06-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S270-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial*
Heart Atria
Natriuretic Peptides / secretion*
Renin / blood*
Systole / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Natriuretic Peptides; EC

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