Serum N-Terminal Brain Natriuretic Peptide Indicates Exercise Induced Augmentation of Pulmonary Artery Pressure in Patients with Mitral Stenosis
Kilickesmez, Kadriye Orta
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Introduction: To determine whether elevated N-terminal pro-BNP (NT pro-BNP) predicts pulmonary artery systolic pressure increase on exercise stress echocardiography in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients with moderate to severe mitral stenosis. Methods and Results: Forty-one asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients with moderate to severe mitral stenosis and 21 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed in all patients to assess the severity of the valve disease and to measure pulmonary artery pressure before and immediately after treadmill exercise. Blood samples for NT pro-BNP were also collected before and immediately after treadmill exercise at the time of echocardiographic examination. The plasma concentrations of NT pro-BNP levels were significantly higher in patients with mitral stenosis than in control subjects before and after exercise (P 60 mmHg. (Echocardiography 2011;28:8-14).
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