27/08/2009

Diagnostic accuracy of four new assays significantly higher

Two new studies published in the latest issue of New England Journal of Medicine suggests, new sensitive cardiac troponin assays may significantly improve the diagnostic accuracy of acute myocardial infarction.

 

It is pertinent to remember, "The rapid and reliable diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction is a major unmet clinical need" and "Cardiac troponin testing is central to the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction".