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International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Usefulness of BNP in Monitoring Response to Treatment in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

Alhaj EK*, Alhaj EKN, Rahman I, Thirunahari N, Solanki P, Voudouris A, Hamirani K, Ghesani N, Gerula C, Oriscello RG, Klapholz M and Berkowitz RL
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Corresponding author : Eyad Alhaj
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA
Tel: 513-2273354
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 14, 2014 Accepted: August 13, 2014 Published: August 20, 2014
Citation: Alhaj EK, Alhaj EKN, Rahman I, Thirunahari N, Solanki P, et al. (2014) Usefulness of BNP in Monitoring Response to Treatment in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). Int J Cardiovasc Res 3:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000183

Abstract

Usefulness of BNP in Monitoring Response to Treatment in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

This is a retrospective study that sought to analyze the usefulness of monitoring Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) levels, over time, to determine the response to treatment in patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH); the study also sought to determine if any of the echocardiographic and hemodynamic variables, measured at baseline, can predict a favorable response.

Keywords: Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Brain natriuretic peptide

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