Title: New diagnostic and therapeutic applications of natriuretic peptides
- Łukasz Chrzanowski
- Review articles
- Polish Journal of Cardiology
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- peptides, heart failure, diagnostics, treatment
The neurohormonal system of A, B and C-type natriuretic peptides is involved in cardiovascular regulation. These substances have been recently shown to be helpful for differentiating pulmonary and cardiac dysp-nea, detecting diastolic heartfailure, screening fortreatment response and in risk stratification acrossthe spectrum of acute coronary syndromes, irrespective of left ventricular function. Preliminary clinical reports suggest the beneficial role of vasopeptidase inhibitors in selected patients with heart failure, hypertension and atherosclerosis, as a result of simultaneous potentiating of natriuretic peptides system and ACE inhibi-ting.