Significance of atrial natriuretic factor in chronic heart failure

John McMurray, Allan D. Struthers

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-57
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1988


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