Currently, the standard tool used to diagnose left ventricle hypertrophy (LVH) is MRI, which provides information on the late stage structural and functional changes that arise.
Patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) make up roughly 10% of Emergency Department (ED) presentations. Approximately 80-90% of these patients are eventually diagnosed with a non-cardiac cause following assessment.
Heart failure is the fastest rising diagnostic condition in modern cardiology today. In the US alone, approximately one million new patients are diagnosed with heart failure each year.
Natriuretic peptides are secreted from the heart as counter regulatory hormones in response to increased intraventricular and atrial pressure and stretch.