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Table 3 Laboratory data of the evaluated brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and liver function and fibrosis marker levels

From: Long-term results of additional pulmonary blood flow with bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt

  Normal value 1 month after the Fontan
(n = 22)
Mid-term
(54 ± 18 months after the Fontan)
(n = 13)
Long-term
(116 ± 7 months after the Fontan)
(n = 8)
BNP 0–18 pg/mL   41 ± 98 36 ± 45
AST 13–30 U/L 33.6 ± 5.6 36.6 ± 9.4 34.8 ± 7.0
ALT 10–42 U/L 17.5 ± 7.4 24.3 ± 7.8 32.1 ± 11.1
γGTP 13–64 U/L 38.1 ± 24.8 49.4 ± 14.4 52.3 ± 23.6
T-Bil 0.4–1.5 mg/dL 0.6 ± 0.3 0.7 ± 0.4 0.8 ± 0.4
Type IV collagen 0–6 ng/ mL   10.1 ± 2.6 11.9 ± 3.6
Hyauronic acid 0–50 ng/mL   44.8 ± 28.0 66.8 ± 26.0
Procollagen 0.3–0.8 U/mL   1.4 ± 0.4 5.5 ± 11.7
  1. AST Aspartate aminotransferase, ALT Alanine aminotransferase, γ-GTP Gamma glutamic transpeptidase, T-Bil Total bilirubin