Articles tagged "Aortic dissection"

2017 Consensus Guidelines on the Approach to Syncope in Adults and Children

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

2017 consensus syncope guidelines from American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and endorsed by the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

Elevated Cardiac Troponin Levels Are Not Always Due to Acute Coronary Syndromes

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

High-sensitivity troponin assays have improved the sensitivity of the test but the specificity for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has decreased over time.