Decision limits and the reporting of cardiac troponin: Meeting the needs of both the cardiologist and the ED physician
Cardiac troponin is the preferred biomarker for defining the acute coronary syndrome and acute myocardial infarction. Currently, the only decision limit formally endorsed with regard to the cardiac troponins is the 99th percentile. This is a ''rule-in'' criterion, intended to ensure that only persons with the acute coronary syndrome are reviewed. The 99th percentile is an arbitrary cut point and there are many problems associated with its application, including defining a truly healthy...[Show more]
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