Can Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) be a Predictor for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?


Okumus G., KIYAN E. , Bilge A. K. , BİNGÖL Z. , Comce F. , Bolayir M., ...More

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.12, no.4, pp.134-138, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2011.32
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-138

Abstract

Objective: Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), which is a neuropeptide, is produced and released from the ventricles in response to increased wall stretch and tension. The level of BNP is high in patients with congestive heart failure and even in asymptomathic patients with left ventricle disfunction. There is no adequate literature about the value of BNP in chronic lung diseases such as interstitial lung disease (ILD), chronic pulmonary embolism (PE), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic respiratory failure due to COPD.