We have plenty of sophisticated gear to understand heart problems. For COVID-19, we’ve seen Troponin blood tests, cardiac MRIs and echo. For example, cardiac injury was associated with a higher risk of death in hospitalized patients. And yet, we have no answers to the questions that matter for clinical practice.
People with chest pain go to the Emergency Department (ED). They get checked out. Some get diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome. Some get diagnosed with other conditions. And some get told there is nothing wrong.