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Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Decade of Diagnostics in Emergency Care

St. Emlyn´s - By Rick Body - January 1, 2020
"When we saw in the last decade, I’d just finished my PhD looking to discover the ‘new troponin’. At the time, patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) were routinely admitted to hospital to undergo serial troponin testing with the second test being run at least 12 hours after peak symptoms. Troponin was a ‘late marker’ of myocardial injury, and in my PhD I’d been looking to discover an ‘early marker’ that could be used to ‘rule out’ the diagnosis with one test in the ED..."