Cardiology

Hospital visit for chest pain not always necessary

In the Netherlands, ambulances transport about 200,000 people with chest pain to Emergency Departments (ED) every year. However, up to 90% of these people don't have an acute coronary syndrome.

Cardiology

New troponin test improves heart attack diagnostics

A new test has been developed in Turku, Finland, that helps in separating heart attack patients from those whose cardiac troponin values are elevated due to renal insufficiency.

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