December 13, 2017
High-sensitivity troponin T measurements identified patients with suspected ACS who were at low risk for acute MI and 30-day adverse cardiac events, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.
W. Frank Peacock
FACEP, associate chief of emergency medicine research and professor of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues analyzed data from 1,679 patients (median age, 55 years; 48% women) who presented to 15 EDs with suspected ACS from 2011 to 2015. Patients were excluded for criteria such as an acute MI within the past 3 months, surgery including PCI or hospitalization within the past 3 months and recent defibrillation or cardioversion.