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No improvement in outcomes with rapid, high-sensitivity troponin T testing protocol at one year – Medical Xpress

Using more sensitive and frequent repeat testing of a blood test that indicates heart injury to guide the treatment of low-risk patients with symptoms of a possible…

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Using more sensitive and frequent repeat testing of a blood test that indicates heart injury to guide the treatment of low-risk patients with symptoms of a possible heart attack resulted in patients being discharged earlier and receiving fewer cardiac stress tests but did not improve patient outcomes after one year, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session. In fact, a subset of patients receiving this more sensitive and frequent blood…

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