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Hospitalization from incorrect diagnosis of heart attacks costs $12 billion per year. If creatine kinase, myoglobin and troponin are used for detecting heart attack in ER patients with chest pain, costs can be reduced by approximately 30%.

Maisel, Alan, Kathleen Templin, and Martha Love, Paul Clopton. A Prospective Study of an Algorithm Using Cardiac Troponin I and Myoglobin as Adjuncts in the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Intermediate Coronary Syndromes in a Veteran’s Hospital. Clinical Cardiology. 2000; 23: 915-920

Reference

Title
A Prospective Study of an Algorithm Using Cardiac Troponin I and Myoglobin as Adjuncts in the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Intermediate Coronary Syndromes in a Veteran’s Hospital
Publication
Clinical Cardiology
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Maisel, Alan, Kathleen Templin, and Martha Love, Paul Clopton
Pages
915-920

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