High-sensitivity troponin I is helping emergency departments efficiently triage patients who need immediate care, and quickly determine which patients can be discharged
The role of Cardiac Troponin in Myocardial Infarction Diagnosis
Dr. Peacock describes the science behind diagnosing a heart attack. Learn about the methods used to measure cardiac troponin, a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack, and the benefits of sensitive new technologies for earlier detection in the emergency department.
Cardiac troponin is a marker of cardiac injury, enabling clinicians to aid the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. Dr. Apple describes how new IFCC recommendations and guidelines for implementing high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays will improve cardiac triage and patient outcomes, worldwide.
Preferred Biomarker of Cardiac Injury
Cardiac troponins are released into circulation in response to myocardial necrosis. As such, cardiac troponins are the preferred biomarkers for the detection of cardiac injury, and have long assisted physicians in improving diagnostic strategies for the effective management of patients with chest pain.
Involved in some of the most pioneering research for cardiovascular disease diagnostics, with an interest in the field of biochemical markers, Dr. Alan Wu is excited about the future of high-sensitivity troponin assays. In this video, Wu discusses how to validate this assay in your lab, and how this novel approach to cardiac triage management is potentially paradigm-changing, for both patients and hospitals.