Brain natriuretic peptide and severity of disease in non-alcoholic cirrhotic patients


Yildiz R., Yildirim B., KARINCAOĞLU M. , Harputluoglu M., Hilmioglu F.

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.1115-1120, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2005.03906.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1115-1120

Özet

Background: Cirrhotic patients have a hyperdynamic systemic circulation. They have insidious cardiac problems besides well-known complications. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) relaxes vascular smooth muscle and has a portal hypotensive action. The relations between BNP levels and severity of disease, cardiac dysfunction and esophageal varices were studied in non-alcoholic cirrhotic patients.