Acute B-type natriuretic peptide response and early postoperative right ventricular physiology following tetralogy of Fallot's repair

Edward W K Peng, Richard Spooner, David Young, Mark H D Danton

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B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) response early after a tetralogy of Fallot's repair remains unclear. BNP was measured pre- and post-operatively (immediately, day 1) in 18 children undergoing corrective repair with concurrent echocardiography (pre-, post-op day 1) to assess right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction, restrictive physiology, wall motion and pulmonary regurgitation (PR). In the first 24 h postoperatively, BNP rose acutely in all patients (mean 34.9 vs 144.4 vs 716.9 pg/ml at pre-op, days 0 and 1; P 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Early online date8 Jun 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • tetralogy of fallot
  • natriuretic peptides
  • B-type
  • right ventricle

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