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CARMELA RITA BALISTRERI

Is the Serum N Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide the Best Candidate Biomarker for Long-term Prognosis in Patients with Prosthesis-patient Mismatch after Mitral Valve Replacement?

  • Autori: Balistreri, C.; Pisano, C.; Franchino, R.; Vacirca, S.; Crapanzano, F.; Triolo, O.; PALMERI DI VILLALBA, C.; Ruvolo, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/99549

Abstract

AGE8. Is the Serum N Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide the Best Candidate Biomarker for Long-term Prognosis in Patients with Prosthesis-patient Mismatch after Mitral Valve Replacement? C. R. Balistreri1, C. Pisano1, R. Franchino1, S.R. Vacirca1, F. Crapanzano1, O. F. Triolo1, C. Palmeri1, G. Ruvolo1 1University Of Palermo, Palermo, Italy Background: Natriuretic peptides (NPs) are released from the heart in response to pressure and volume overload. Among these, B-NP and Nterminal- proBNP (NT-proBNP) have become important diagnostic tools for the management of heart failure. However, B-NP and NT-proBNP levels reflect complications of systolic and diastolic function as well as alteration of right ventricular and valvular function. In addition, their serum levels have a prognostic value in multiple clinical settings. Based on these observations, we sought to evaluate the relationship between prosthesis patient mismatch (PPM) and serum NT-pro-BNP levels after mitral valve replacement (MVR). PPM following MVR has been less investigated and it seems to mediate deleterious effects on long-term survival, even if contrasting opinions and data exist in the literature. Methods: A total of 100 patients that have undergone this surgical treatment will be enrolled, and opportune clinical data and peripheral blood samples will be collected. Blood samples are utilized to analyze clinical conditions and serum NT-proBNP levels. Evaluation of hemodynamic performances before or under dobutamine infusion is also being assessed. Results: The preliminary data on the serum NT-proBNP levels obtained seem to be interesting and promising, as well as their correlations with hemodynamic performances. Conclusions: The demonstration of negative effects on tricuspid valve and pulmonary hypertension and consequently on survival induced by PPM after MVR through the serum quantification of NT-proBNP levels might lead to consider it as an optimal biomarker to evaluate patients’ long-term prognosis and optimize surgical recommendations (i.e. tricuspid valve repair during mitral valve surgery in patients with moderate-severe mismatch).