Direct Radioimmunoassay of Human Plasma Atrial Natriuretic Peptide in Various Normal and Pathophysiological States: Increase in Renal and Cardiac Failure During Exercise

Morris, M.; Cain, M.; Russell, A.; Elliott, J.; Chalmers, J.

Clinical and Experimental Hypertension a9(4): 703-718


DOI: 10.3109/10641968709161445
Accession: 068455603

Download citation:  

Article/Abstract emailed within 0-6 h
Payments are secure & encrypted
Powered by Stripe
Powered by PayPal

We have used a sensitive direct radioimmunoassay to study the effects of exercise on plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) concentrations in man. Plasma ANP concentration increased three-fold in sixteen patients undergoing bicycle ergometer electrocardiographic tests for the investigation of chest pain. Resting ANP concentrations were higher in those patients in whom there was more evidence of heart disease, such as a positive exercise test, treatment with a beta blocker or history of myocardial infarction, although exercise resulted in increased ANP in both groups. We also confirm the increased plasma ANP concentration observed in patients with congestive cardiac failure and renal failure. In nine patients with renal failure routine haemodialysis was accompanied by a 30 per cent reduction in plasma ANP concentration. Plasma ANP concentrations were similar in treated hypertensive patients, untreated borderline hypertensive patients and normotensive subjects.