May 29th, 2012
John Ryan, Martin Than, and James de Lemos discuss Martin’s new study, which examines the use of an accelerated 2-hour diagnostic protocol to determine which patients with chest pain in the ED are low-risk and can be discharged early.
December 27th, 2011
A new study from Germany provides evidence that a new high-sensitive troponin I (hsTnI) assay may improve and speed the early diagnosis of acute MI. In an article published in JAMA, Till Keller and colleagues report on 1818 patients with acute chest pain in whom numerous biomarker tests were conducted at admission and at 3 and […]
September 28th, 2011
Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is not always cardiac specific and in some cases may lead to a false-positive diagnosis of cardiac injury, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study was prompted by a case seen by a senior clinician at the Mayo Clinic in which a patient, who was […]