Archives: May 2014

A Canadian Workshop on How to Use a New Blood Test to Detect Injury to the Heart

May 23, 2014   |   Blog

In 2000 the cardiology community changed the way doctors diagnose a heart attack.  A laboratory test, cardiac troponin (cTn) test, became an important tool for doctors to make this diagnosis.  Over the next dozen years, many studies (including CIHR-funded studies performed within McMaster and ECRI) provided the evidence on when to measure cTn in the emergency room and what levels should be used to determine if a patient has had a heart attack. 


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