High-Sensitivity Troponin I Assays: Quicker Rule-Out,1 Safer Rule-In

Philipp Grätzel von Grätz
Published on August 30, 2019
One of the most common and clinically most relevant questions in the emergency room is whether or not a patient has suffered from myocardial infarction.

Nicholas Mills, MD,Chair of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland

“No good argument not to switch”

The use of High-STEACS pathway is very effective and significantly better than using the zero to three hour pathway.

Two thirds of patients identified as suitable for disharge

Hospitals can choose best pathway

Successful switches: education and teamwork

High-sensitivity troponin I: “No increase in number of patients tested positively”

Fred Apple, MD, Co-Director Clinical & Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Hennepin Healthcare/Hennepin County Medical Center

Gain in precision by sex-specific cut-offs

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By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz

Philipp Grätzel von Grätz lebt und arbeitet als freiberuflicher Medizinjournalist in Berlin. Seine Spezialgebiete sind Digitalisierung, Technik und Herz-Kreislauf-Therapie.