Could High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Testing Rule Out Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Prehospital Setting?

Jamie Cooper* (Corresponding Author), James Ferguson, Lorna A Donaldson, Kim M.M. Black, Judith L Horrill, Elaine M Davidson, Neil Scott, Takeshi Fujisawa, Andrew R. Chapman, Nicholas L Mills

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Abstract

Patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome are
often transferred by ambulance to the emergency
department. Here, strategies using a single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn)
below the limit of detection (LOD) (1) or an optimized
threshold (2) can rule out myocardial infarction with
good evidence of safety and effectiveness in clinical
practice (3). Our aim was to determine if these hs-cTn
rule-out thresholds could be used to inform triage in
the prehospital setting
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2392-2394
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume78
Issue number23
Early online date29 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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