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Early Rule-out of Acute Myocardial Infarction with Copeptin - An Interview with Professor Martin Möckel

Published: 04 Nov 2013

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Fast. Effective. Safe.

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may safely be ruled out by testing a single blood sample at patient presentation. In a recently-completed intervention study, using a Copeptin-based diagnostic algorithm enabled immediate discharge of 2/3 of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) from the emergency department. At 30 days, patients managed using Copeptin had 100% survival and a comparably low major cardiovascular event rate (MACE) to that in patients undergoing conventional multiple laboratory testing and hours-long observation. Based on these results, the Thermo Scientific™ B•R•A•H•M•S™ Copeptin biomarker assays improve patient care and clinical resource allocation - without compromising safety.

Access the slide kit, webcast, and report of the ESC hotline presentation:
http://congress365.escardio.org/Acute-Coronary-Syndrome?vgnextkeyword=Mo...

The publication of this interview was supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific.