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The Journal of small animal practice

Circulating natriuretic peptide concentrations in hyperthyroid cats.


PMID 23146093

Abstract

To assess the influence of thyroid function on natriuretic peptide concentration in hyperthyroid cats before and after treatment. Serum natriuretic peptide concentration was measured in 61 hyperthyroid cats recruited from first-opinion clinics before and after treatment. Following successful treatment, total thyroxine, heart rate, systolic blood pressure and packed cell volume all decreased and bodyweight and creatinine concentrations increased. Furthermore, a significant (P < 0·001) decline in NT-proBNP concentration but not NT-proANP was identified. Thyroid function has a modest but significant effect on NT-proBNP concentration. Thyroid status should be taken into account when interpreting NT-proBNP concentrations in cats.

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