Table 3

Relationships of natriuretic peptide molecular forms with cardiac structure and function

rP value
LVEF
 Total ANP0.1550.441
 β-ANP0.1920.017
 Pro-ANP0.302<0.0001
 Total BNP0.423<0.0001
 Pro-BNP0.404<0.0001
 NT-pro-BNP0.2440.001
LVDd
 Total ANP0.0580.473
 β-ANP0.0910.255
 Pro-ANP0.262<0.001
 Total BNP0.2690.0004
 Pro-ANP0.2790.0002
 NT-pro-BNP0.0840.273
LAd
 Total ANP0.0750.461
 β-ANP0.1110.272
 Pro-ANP0.1750.083
 Total BNP0.1500.138
 Pro-BNP0.1560.123
 NT-pro-BNP0.1080.289
  • ANP, atrial (A-type) natriuretic peptide; BNP, B-type natriuretic peptide; LAd, left atrial diameter; LVDs, left ventricular end-systolic diameter; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; NT-pro-BNP, N-terminal fragment of pro-BNP.