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Brain natriuretic peptide at altitude: relationship to diuresis, natriuresis, and mountain sickness.

Authors
  • Feddersen, Berend
  • Ausserer, Harald
  • Haditsch, Bernd
  • Frisch, Herwig
  • Noachtar, Soheyl
  • Straube, Andreas
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Publisher
Aerospace Medical Association
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2009
Volume
80
Issue
2
Pages
108–111
Identifiers
PMID: 19198196
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results suggest that BNP secretion is not the cause of high-altitude diuresis. Further studies are needed to evaluate the possible role of BNP in individual responses to high altitude.

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