Circulating Natriuretic Peptides Concentrations in Hyperthyroid Cats

Klein A., Pace C., Elliott J., et al.

Conference Proceedings, (2010). American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Anaheim: p.730

The cardiac biomarkers N-terminal-pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-pro-BNP) and N-terminal -pro-Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (NT-pro-ANP) have been shown to be of value in the diagnosis of heart disease and heart failure in cats. In humans, it is well known that natriuretic peptides are influenced by factors other than primary cardiovascular disease, including hyperthyroidism. The purpose of this study was to investigate natriuretic peptide concentrations in hyperthyroid cats before and after anti-thyroid treatment and to compare them to normal cats.