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The bibliography has been updated over at the ECG blog…

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… was to get the bibliography up to date!

The links go to the full article where possible, but some of these remain behind paywalls.

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The ACRE project was featured on the ABC radio AM news and current affairs programme this morning.

You can listen to the story featuring interviews with Will Parsonage and Terry George from Nambour Hospital here.

Nambour was where the ACRE project pilot was rolled out and the results of the pilot project have been published here.

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Cross blogged from our Emergency Cardiology Site…

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There has been lots of media interest in our paper ‘Validation of high-sensitivity troponin I in a 2-h diagnostic strategy to assess 30-day outcomes in emergency-department patients with possible acute coronary syndrome‘ that went online in in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in the last few days.

Those in Queensland may have heard reference to the study on the ABC Radio news this morning and Louise Cullen has been interviewed today by ABC Radio National and Channel Nine.

We may have lost out to Black Caviar on the Channel Nine News though…

A copy of the press release from the Queensland Government is available here: RBWH media release – improved testing for potential heart attack patient.

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A/Prof Louise Cullen writes…

The minefield of differences in troponin assays confuses clinicians, in an area of medicine that is already complex. Determining which patients presenting to Emergency Departments (EDs) with symptoms of possible Acute Coronary Syndromes actually have this underlying diagnosis is challenging. Current guidelines recommend lengthy assessment processes generally not achievable in acceptable time frames for patients to remain in the ED, and thus encourage Emergency Physicians to admit ‘all’ who present with possible symptoms of ACS.

Add to this mix the variability in analytical characteristics between troponin assays and information on change values (deltas) and it seems to many clinicians that this is simply getting too tough.

Our latest paper Delta troponin for the early diagnosis of AMI in emergency patients with chest pain’ in the International Journal of Cardiology highlights how early (0 and 2hr post ED presentation) troponin values may be used to…

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Nothing to help recover from an overseas better than a brisk ride on my bike at 5 am and a couple of favourable replies from journal editors – Our Emergency Cardiology Group has a few ‘In Press…’ now and you can check this out here.

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All that writing is beginning to pay off.

I’ve had to update the ‘In Press…’ page again…

and Jaimi’s Bio is on line!

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Myself and others have already commented on the strength of the poster sessions at the #ACC13 meeting which, by way of creative programming, were incredibly well attended on each day.

So it was great to have the opportunity to present some of our latest troponin data alongside others such as James Jannuzi to a crowd that included Fred Apple and Alan Jaffe with the posters moderated by Kristin Newby & Harvey White. Where else would that happen?

All of which seems to be quite an appropriate time to announce the launch of The Emergency Cardiology Group site which has gone live along with an associated Twitter feed @EmergCardioGrp.

This is going to be a portal to all of the groups research and clinical redesign activities so please check it out.