What Levels of Uric Acid and NT-Probnp Predict Outcomes of Eisenmenger Syndrome in Children?

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PAMUKÇU Ö. , Yilmaz E. , NARİN N. , BAYKAN A. , Argun M. , Ozyurt A. , ...More

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.38, no.4, pp.138-143, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2016.0031
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-143


Objective: Noninvasive methods for follow-up of pulmonary hypertensive children are limited. The main aim of this study was to determine the cutoff levels for uric acid and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) for follow-up of Eisenmenger patients and their relationships with classical methods. To our best knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the levels of NT-proBNP and uric acid in pediatric Eisenmenger patients.