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J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Jun;19(6):772-6.

Exertional changes in circulating cardiac natriuretic peptides in patients with suggested coronary artery disease.

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Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We measured plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) levels before and after exercise stress testing and correlated results with echocardiographic evidence of ischemia.

METHODS:

Sixty patients with left ventricular ejection fraction greater than 50% referred for clinically indicated exercise echocardiogram were studied. Peptides were measured at rest and 5 minutes after symptom-limited exercise.

RESULTS:

Echocardiography was positive for ischemia in 19 (32%). With exercise, ANP level increased in all 60 patients (median at rest 2501 [799-6440]-3167 [977-8563] pg/mL after exercise [P < .0001]). BNP increased in 54 patients (90%) (19 [<3.9-213]-30 [<3.9-318] pg/mL [P < .0001]). In multivariable analysis, both exercise BNP level and exertional change in BNP were closely associated with rest BNP (P < .0001); both were also significantly associated with change in wall-motion score index and workload (P = .001 and P = .01, respectively). Exercise ANP was strongly related to rest level (P < .0001); change in ANP was related to workload (P < .0001).

CONCLUSION:

In patients with suggested coronary artery disease, exertional levels of BNP are influenced not only by development of stress-induced ischemia, but also by resting levels.

PMID:
16762755
DOI:
10.1016/j.echo.2006.01.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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