Elevated urinary NT-proBNP after pharmacological closure of patent ductus arteriosus in very low birth weight infants

Celik I. H. , ERDEVE Ö., Demirel G., Canpolat F. E. , Dilmen U.

EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, vol.89, no.3, pp.187-189, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2012.09.020
  • Title of Journal : EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-189


Background: Hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) complicates the clinical course of preterm infants and contributes to increased morbidity and mortality. NT-proBNP is indicative of the effects of hsPDA on clinical and cardiac status of patients.