Kokyu to Junkan Volume 43, Issue 7 (July 1995)

Plasma Brain Natriuretic Peptide Concentration as a Biochemical Marker for Right Ventricular Hypertrophy in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Takaaki Nakamoto 1 , Hidehiko Suzuki 1 , Hiroshi Harasawa 1 , Kunihiko Ohno 1 , Takashi Ohnuma 1 , Shigeru Momoki 1 , Shiro Kato 1 , Masaaki Okuda 1 , Masahiko Iizuka 1 1Cardiopulmonary Division, First Department of Internal Medicine, Dokkyo University School of Medicine Keyword: 脳性ナトリウム利尿ペプチド , 肺性心 , 心筋SPECT , brain natriuretic peptide , cor pulmonale , myocardial SPECT pp.687-691
Published Date 1995/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1404901084
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Of 24 chronic lung disease patients with no significant difference in LV mass from 38 healthy volunteers (healthy volunteer group 98.1±13.5gm-2 vs chronic lung disease group 101.1±13.4gm-2 by Penn method echocar-diography), myocardial spect RV/LV count and plasma BNP levels were directly proportional in the 24 chronic lung disease patients (r=0.865, p<0.001). RV systolic pressure obtained by Doppler echocardiography and myocardial spect RV/LV count ratio were directly proportional in 17 patients with tricuspid regurgitation (r=0.822, p<0.001).

These results suggested that plasma BNP levels could be a biochemical marker for RV hypertrophy in patients with chronic lung disease.

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