PediatrCardiol; DOI 10.1007/s00246-007-9078-y


B-natriuretic Peptide: A Helpful Clinical Marker After Norwood I



William N Evans, MD, Ruben J Acherman, MD, Gary A Mayman, MD, Abraham Rothman, MD



Children's Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA. Email:



Amplified cardiac B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) expression results from ventricular volume or pressure overload. Clinicians have used BNP levels when evaluating cardiac performance in patients with varied clinical conditions. We report a case in which BNP levels helped guide early catheterization intervention in a patient after stage 1 Norwood palliation.


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