Low High-Sensitivity Troponin I Level Accurate in Identifying Patients at Low Risk of Cardiac Events
Am Fam Physician. 2016 Apr 15;93(8):704a-705.
Is the high-sensitivity troponin I assay accurate in identifying patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes who are at low risk of cardiac events?
The high-sensitivity troponin I assay used in this study was fairly accurate in identifying patients with chest pain who are at low risk of cardiac events. (Level of Evidence = 1c−)
These authors conducted a two-part study in adults presenting to the emergency department with suspected acute coronary syndromes. Each of the participating departments had been randomized into the standard care arms of trials designed to determine if high-sensitivity troponin I levels will influence
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