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Preoperative N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide level can predict the regression of left ventricular mass after valvular surgery in patients with chronic severe mitral regurgitation: one-year follow-up.
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PMID:  20956023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate preoperative clinical and echocardiographic characteristics and N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels as prognostic factors for regression of the left ventricular (LV) mass after valvular surgery in patients with chronic severe mitral regurgitation (MR).
METHODS: One hundred seventeen patients undergoing surgery for chronic severe MR were included. Plasma NT-proBNP measurements and echocardiography were performed preoperatively, immediately postoperatively, and at six and 12 months after surgery. Any regression of the LV mass was evaluated by echocardiography.
RESULTS: During follow-up, 90 patients (77%) were classified as an LV mass regression group (LVMR), defined as having a postoperative reduction in LV mass indexed against body surface area (LVMI). The remaining 27 (23%) patients were classified as NON-LVMR. The LVMR group was younger (p=0.029) and had significantly lower ratios of patients with hypertension (p=0.045) and diuretic use (p=0.005) than the NON-LVMR group. They also had lower levels of NT-proBNP (median: 446.4 pg/ml versus 1394.0 pg/ml, p=0.001). In multivariate analysis, higher preoperative NT-proBNP levels were independent predictors of no significant regression of the LV mass (odds ratio=1.731, 95% confidence intervals 1.052-2.844, p=0.010).
CONCLUSIONS: A lower preoperative NT-proBNP level predicted the regression of LV mass after valvular surgery in patients with chronic severe MR. This measure could be used as a biomarker for predicting the postoperative course in such patients.
Bong Gun Song; Sung-Ji Park; Eun-Seok Jeon; Soo Hee Choi; Young Keun On; Jin-Oh Choi; Sang-Chol Lee; Seung Woo Park; Duk-Kyung Kim; Jae K Oh; Ki Ick Sung; Pyo Won Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  145     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Republic of Korea.
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