Cardiac emergencies Educational Materials

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Acute coronary syndromes: Clinical utility of cardiac troponin

Acute coronary syndromes: Clinical utility of cardiac troponin

 

This booklet provides clinicians and laboratory managers with concise, up-to-date information on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of myocardial infarction with special emphasis on the role of hs-cTn measurements for risk stratification and management of patients. Aspects of the laboratory and clinical factors affecting the routine measurement of cTn using hs-cTn assays are also discussed.

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Heart Failure management: Clinical utility of NT-proBNP

Heart Failure management: Clinical utility of NT-proBNP

This booklet provides clinicians and laboratory managers with concise, up-to-date information on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of heart failure, with special emphasis on the role of NT-proBNP measurements for the risk stratification and management of patients. Some aspects of heart failure prognosis and treatment are also discussed.

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D-DIMER for exclusion of venous thromboembolism

D-DIMER for exclusion of venous thromboembolism

This booklet provides clinicians and laboratory managers with concise information on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE), with special emphasis on the role of D-dimer, including criteria for its use as a valid exclusion test.

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