Michael Massoomi, an assistant professor of medicine within the University of Florida Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, recently participated in a study with the objective of evaluating and comparing the diagnostic performance of the European Society of Cardiology 0/1-hour algorithm for 30-day cardiac death or myocardial infarction. The study included patients with and without known coronary artery disease to determine if the algorithm could achieve the negative predictive value rule-out threshold of 99% or higher.
The study carries importance as the ESC algorithm is a validated high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) protocol for emergency department patients with possible acute coronary syndrome. However, limited data exist regarding its performance in patients with known CAD.
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