Thursday, February 12, 2015

Study group discussion: Cardiac biomarkers

Which all troponins are used as cardiac biomarkers?

I and T.

Troponin- T type 2.

Correct!

Which biomarker is used to differentiate breathlessness of cardiac origin from that of COPD?

BNP.

Correct!

BNP?
Brain natriuretic peptide.

Woah. I didn't know this.

Yeah. BNP is a marker for heart failure.

It's also used to monitor COPD patients.. That is the levels will increase if there is cor pulmonale

Also pro BNP.

BNP is present in ventricles. The ANP (Atrial natriuretic peptide) version in atria.

Amazing!

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