Posts Tagged ‘biomarkers’

April 13th, 2011

Which Chest-Pain Patients in the ED Are “Low Risk”?

CardioExchange welcomes Dr. Martin Than, lead author of the Lancet article on ASPECT, an observational study of a 2-hour diagnostic protocol to assess chest pain in the emergency department. CardioExchange’s Dr. James de Lemos asks Than about the nuances of the protocol. We welcome you to offer your own questions and opinions. Background: The accelerated diagnosis […]

February 8th, 2011

Biomarker Levels Post-CABG Strongly Linked to Mortality

Creatine kinase (CK-MB) and troponin levels obtained in the first day after CABG are a strong predictor of long-term mortality, according to a new report appearing in JAMA. Michael Domanski and colleagues analyzed data from 7 studies that included 18,908 patients who underwent CABG and for whom data on biomarkers and mortality were available. Mortality was […]