Discussions continue regarding the definition of high-sensitivity troponin assays.1 While the analytical performance characteristics of troponin assays are important, the clinical performance is the critical component in the diagnosis and management of chest pain in the emergency department. Follow a review of case studies from an expert in cardiovascular disease to learn the benefits of using sensitive troponin assays in patients suspected of myocardial infarction.
Professor Dr. med. Christian Mueller
Head Clinical Research and Acute Cardiac Care
Department of Cardiology
University Hospital Basel
Date: April 11, 2013
Time: 14:00 CEST (Europe)
2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT (USA)
(This webinar will be available for replay starting the day after the event. All who register for the event can access the webinar replay at any time.)
Webinar Learning Objectives:
Understand the evolution of more sensitive troponin assays.
Understand the Universal Definition of MI and the role that troponin plays in the definition of MI.
Describe the clinical benefits of using sensitive troponin assays in patients with symptoms suggestive of myocardial infarction.
Defined by the ESC/ACC committee as an imprecision level of ≤10% at the 99th percentile of normal.
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