Search Tag: troponin

Cardiology Management

Esccongress-rapid-tnt-study-shows-reduction-in-wait-times-and-admissions

2019 04 Sep

10% of the 7 million emergency department cases in South Australia each year are from suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Led by Prof. Derek Chew of Flinders University, a new trial found a new troponin regime which could reduce discharge times for 70% of chest pain patients in Australian emergency departments. Findings were presented at the ESC...Read more

Cardiology Management

Exercise-induced-troponin-increases-risk-of-cardiovascular-events

2019 19 Aug

Exercise is known to be a factor for good cardiovascular health, however, a recent study has shown that intensive or prolonged exercise can increase levels of cardiac biomarkers, such as troponin. Troponin is present in every heart muscle cell and can be used to identify the incidence of a heart attack. If the heart is damaged, this protein leaks into...Read more

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