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Relation of age, severity of illness, and hemodynamics with brain natriuretic peptide levels in patients <20 years of age with heart disease.
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PMID:  16169375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were obtained before cardiac catheterization in 193 pediatric patients with a variety of cardiac lesions. Age and functional status had strong relations to BNP values, with elevations of BNP levels associated with increasing functional disability and decreasing age. Mild but statistically significant correlations were found between BNP levels and right-sided cardiac pressures. In patients with volume-overloaded ventricles, BNP correlated with the degree of overcirculation.
Nancy C Lin; Michael L Landt; Kathryn M Trinkaus; David T Balzer; Henry W Kort; Charles E Canter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-19     Completed Date:  2005-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  847-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Heart Diseases / blood*,  physiopathology*
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood*
Prospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index*
Reg. No./Substance:
114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain

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