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Cardiology Management

Troponin as Biomarker in Heart Rhythm Disease

2017 25 Apr

Although the utility of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays remains at an investigational stage in cardiac electrophysiology, studies to date have suggested value as a prognostic biomarker in atrial fibrillation and as a screening marker for patients at high risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a review published in The American... Read more

ICU Management

Roche Launches Improved POC Troponin Test to Diagnose Heart Attack Patients at High Mortality Risk

2015 29 Jun

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has announced that its improved CARDIAC point-of-care Troponin T test for the cobas h 232 system is now available for countries accepting the CE Mark*. The test allows healthcare professionals to identify patients with a suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), termed also heart attack, with greater accuracy at... Read more

ICU Management

Determining Heart Attack in the ER

2015 16 Apr

A multicentre study by Swiss and Spanish researchers has found that a new strategy to rule out and rule in heart attacks in emergency departments will help physicians treat patients faster. The new technique, called high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T 1-hour algorithm, was previously tested in a small pilot study.The research team decided to conduct... Read more