Chen S, Redfors B, O'Neill BP, Clavel MA, Pibarot P, Elmariah S, Nazif T, Crowley A, Ben-Yehuda O, Finn MT, Alu MC, Vahl TP, Kodali S, Leon MB, Lindman BR. Low and elevated B-type natriuretic peptide levels are associated with increased mortality in patients with preserved ejection fraction undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: an analysis of the PARTNER II trial and registry. European heart journal. 2020 Feb 21;41(41). 958-969. PMID: 31883339 [PubMed]
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a cardiac neurohormone that is secreted in response to ventricular volume expansion and pressure overload. There are conflicting data regarding the association between BNP levels and outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We therefore sought to assess the association between baseline BNP and adverse outcomes in patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis (AS), and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥50%, undergoing TAVR in the PARTNER 2 Trial and Registry.