Degree and distribution of left ventricular hypertrophy as a determining factor for elevated natriuretic peptide levels in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: insights from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

@article{Park2011DegreeAD,
  title={Degree and distribution of left ventricular hypertrophy as a determining factor for elevated natriuretic peptide levels in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: insights from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging},
  author={Jeong Rang Park and Jin-Oh Choi and Hye Jin Han and Sung-A Chang and Sung-Ji Park and Sang-Chol Lee and Yeon Hyeon Choe and Seung Woo Park and Jae Kon Oh},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={763-772}
}
Whether the left ventricular (LV) mass index (LVMI) and LV volumetric parameters are associated independently with natriuretic peptide levels is unclear in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Therefore, we investigated which parameters have an independent relationship with N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in HCM patients using… CONTINUE READING