Relazioni tra rilascio di fattore natriuretico atriale ed attivazione adrenergica nella cardiomiopatia ipertrofica.

Translated title of the contribution: The relations between atrial natriuretic factor release and adrenergic activation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

A. Liguori, C. Napoli, F. Di Gregorio, G. Sibilio, N. Di Ieso, S. A. Ciafrè, A. Piatto, A. Varriale

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Abstract

Atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) is a potent natriuretic and vasoactive (vasorelaxant) peptide localized in the secretory-like atrial specific granules. The main peptide in this storage granules is the 126 amino acid proatrial natriuretic peptide, but the principal circulating form in human plasma is the 28 amino acid, alpha-human natriuretic peptide. Animal and in vitro studies have suggested that ANF modulates autonomic circulatory control, probably with a dose-dependent mechanism. Moreover, recent human studies have resulted contradictory. In particular, it is still unclear if high circulating levels of ANF, which are present in congestive heart diseases constantly, may be correlated with sympathetic nervous system activity in man. Previously we have shown that in congestive diseases there is a relation between ANF and catecholamine secretion. From these basis, the aim of this study was to investigate on the pathophysiological relations between atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) release and adrenergic activation in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (n = 6) and non obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (n = 4). Sympathetic activation in physiologic way was induced by cycloergometer sub-maximal exercise. Then specimens of venous blood were achieved for plasma determination of ANF and catecholamines pre- and post-exercise. Results have shown that in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients basal levels of ANF and catecholamines were higher than levels of these parameters in non obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Translated title of the contributionThe relations between atrial natriuretic factor release and adrenergic activation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)495-502
Number of pages8
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume84
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993

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  • Medicine(all)

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