The importance of ECGs in interpreting troponin
The development of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays has helped to triage patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) faster and more accurately than past assays. At the same time, understanding how to interpret and respond to various value changes can be difficult.
In this episode of Mayo Clinic’s “Cardiovascular CME” podcast, Allan Jaffe, M.D., professor of Medicine, professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and consultant in Cardiology and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, joins host Anthony Kashou, M.D., to discuss how electrocardiograms can help clinicians interpret high-sensitivity cardiac troponin levels in ACS patients.
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