Increased endothelin in infants of pre-eclamptic mothers


Narin N. , Narin F. , Tutus A. , Tayyar M.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.44, no.2, pp.131-133, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1328-8067.2001.01522.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-133

Abstract

Objective: Endothelin (ET), a vasoactive mediator, like others which originate from the endothelium or circulating cells, may participate in myocardial injury. In full-term neonates of mild pre-eclamptic mothers (NMPM), it identifies minor myocardial damage missed by other biochemical markers. The present study was designed to determine the diagnostic value of ET concentrations in NMPM.