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Use of Cardiac Biomarkers in Neonatology.
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PMID:  22797141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac biomarkers are used to identify cardiac disease in term and preterm infants. This review discusses natriuretic peptides and cardiac troponins. Natriuretic peptides are elevated during atrial (atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)) or ventricular (B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) strain. They correspond well with cardiac function and can be used to identify cardiac disease. Cardiac troponins are used to assess cardiomyocyte compromise. Affected cardiomyocytes release troponin into the bloodstream, which results in elevated cardiac troponin levels. Cardiac biomarkers are increasingly incorporated into clinical trials as indicators of myocardial strain. Furthermore cardiac biomarkers can possibly be used to guide therapy and improve outcome. The natriuretic peptides and cardiac troponins offer an additional tool to diagnose and treat neonatal disease complicated by circulatory compromise. Validation of cardiac biomarkers in a population of interest and clear reference ranges are, however, needed.
Daniel C Vijlbrief; Manon J N L Benders; Hans Kemperman; Frank van Bel; Willem B de Vries
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-13
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Title:  Pediatric research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1530-0447     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0100714     Medline TA:  Pediatr Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht 3584 EA, The Netherlands.
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