Cardiac Biomarkers

Cardiac Biomarkers

Real time, high sensitivity serum biomarkers have played an enormous part in the timely identification and intervention on of cardiac pathology in the Emergency Department. These biomarkers have sufficient sensitivity to identify cardiomyocyte injury even in the absence of physical exam, radiographic, or electrocardiographic findings. Unfortunately, the utility of these studies may be limited or obfuscated in certain clinical contexts. This article will discuss the possible pitfalls and obstacles physicians may encounter in interpreting cardiac biomarkers

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Grand Rounds Recap 10.5.2016

Grand Rounds Recap 10.5.2016

This week we had a Grand Rounds jam packed with clinical knowledge. When was the last time you considered the differential diagnosis of an elevated troponin? It's not just ACS! Read on to learn more about thyroid storm, refractory Vfib and Vtach, lithium toxicity, inflammatory markers, and more. As well as a special clinical soapbox about how Ohio became the epicenter of the nation's heroin epidemic.

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