Emergency room triage of patients with acute chest pain by means of rapid testing for cardiac troponin T or troponin I.

@article{Hamm1997EmergencyRT,
  title={Emergency room triage of patients with acute chest pain by means of rapid testing for cardiac troponin T or troponin I.},
  author={C. W. Hamm and Britta U. Goldmann and Christopher Heeschen and Georg Kreymann and Jan Berger and Thomas Meinertz},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={337 23},
  pages={1648-53}
}
BACKGROUND Evaluation of patients with acute chest pain in emergency rooms is time-consuming and expensive, and it often results in uncertain diagnoses. We prospectively investigated the usefulness of bedside tests for the detection of cardiac troponin T and troponin I in the evaluation of patients with acute chest pain. METHODS In 773 consecutive patients who had had acute chest pain for less than 12 hours without ST-segment elevation on their electrocardiograms, troponin T and troponin I… CONTINUE READING
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