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Evaluation of N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic Peptide in patients with acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous coronary intervention.
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PMID:  21054773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The aim of this research was to describe N-terminal part of the prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels over time in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) before and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). NT-proBNP, troponin I (Tn-I), creatine kinase (CK), CK MB isoenzyme (CKMB), fibrinogen, D-dimers, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in 300 consecutive patients with ACS before undergoing successful reperfusion with PCI in the first 48 hours, 2 days after, and at the end of the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 12th, 18th, and 24th month. The concentration of NT-proBNP was cross-correlated with the levels of NT-proBNP in 300 patients without ACS and was significantly increased before and after PCI and at the end of the 3rd month, contrasting with the fast conversion to normal levels of Tn-I, CK, CKMB, fibrinogen, D-dimers, and CRP. In patients with ACS undergoing successful PCI, NT-proBNP shows slow kinetics, especially in patients with an increased thrombolysis in myocardial infarction risk score, hypertension, and diabetes. Nevertheless, cardiac neurohormonal activation may be a unifying feature among patients at high risk for cardiovascular events after ACS and PCI.
Konstantinos M Lampropoulos; Andreas Marinakis; Dimitrios P Sokolis; Themistoklis A Iliopoulos
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1751-7176     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  861-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Catheterization Laboratory, General Air Force Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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