Since the discovery by de Bold et al in 1981 of the natriuretic and diuretic properties of atrial extract a vast literature on the physiological, pharmacological and pathological aspects of atrial peptides has accumulated. In this article we review the significance of atrial natriuretic factor, endogenous and exogenously administered, in chronic heart failure.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Hospital Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1988|