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Could use your help docs! my b-type natriuretic - peptide is up over 4, 000 how serious is that ?

BNP: The reason for the elevation of the bnp needs to be clarified. You need to discuss this with your doctor and work with your doctor to find out the meaning of the test abnormality. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my b-type natriuretic - peptide is up over 4, 000 how serious is that ?

BNP: The reason for the elevation of the bnp needs to be clarified. You need to discuss this with your doctor and work with your doctor to find out the meaning of the test abnormality. ...Read more

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N-Terminal Pro B-type Natriuretic Peptide Test value of my mother is 3670. What does it mean? Last year she had a heart attack and stenting.

N-Terminal Pro B-type  Natriuretic Peptide Test value of my mother is  3670. What does it mean? Last year she had a heart attack and stenting.

BNP: again this peptide is elevated in patients with volume overload and suggests the possibility of decompensated congestive heart failure in the appropriate clinical setting..this number is elevated...your mother should be seen by a cardiologist ...Read more

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What do the hormones aldosterone and atrial natriuretic peptide do?

What do the hormones aldosterone and atrial natriuretic peptide do?

Aldo and ANP: Hi. Aldosterone (aldo) tends to promote sodium reabsorption (retention) and potassium excretion by the kidney tubule. ANP, as the name implies, tends to promote urinary sodium excretion, and is somewhat regulated by how much sodium (i.e., salt) is in the diet. We use an aldo analog, fludrocortisone, clinically for people who can't make aldo. ...Read more

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What's atrial natiuretic peptide (anp) do?

What's atrial natiuretic peptide (anp) do?

Cardiac physiology: It is a hormone that increases with distention of cardiac chambers that is a sign of intravascular volume. When volume in bloodstream is high and distention is present this hormone level increases and acts to stimulate diuresing and salt/water removal via the kidneys in a compensatory fashion. ...Read more