Identification of myocardial injury in the emergency setting

Peter A. Kavsak, Andrew Worster, John J. You, Mark Oremus, Adell Elsharif, Stephen A. Hill, P. J. Devereaux, Andrew R. MacRae, Allan S. Jaffe

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Within the past decade, the use of biomarkers to detect myocardial injury in the emergency department (ED) has been given increasing prominence as evident by the numerous studies and guidelines documenting their use. This review details the scope of the clinical problem, the history of changes in the definition of myocardial infarction (MI) and the new approaches, as well as suggestions for using laboratory biomarkers in the early detection of MI in the ED.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-544
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Biochemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • AMI
  • Biomarker panels
  • Emergency department
  • Hs-cTn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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