Brain natriuretic peptide and NT-proBNP levels reflect pulmonary artery systolic pressure in trekkers at high altitude.

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Woods, DR; Mellor, A; Begley, J; Stacey, M; O'Hara, J; Hawkins, A; Yarker, J; Foxen, S; Smith, C; Boos, C;

Our objective was to evaluate the utility of the natriuretic peptides BNP (brain natriuretic peptide) and NT-proBNP as markers of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) in trekkers ascending to high altitude (HA). 20 participants had BNP and NT-proBNP assayed and sim... View more
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