Ep216: Critical Thinking in the ED (real life examples from the emergency room)

Ep216: Critical Thinking in the ED (real life examples from the emergency room)

Positive troponins

(NRSNG=0.035… check your institutions ranges)
What is a troponin?

Troponins are proteins that initiate contraction of muscle fibers. Troponin I is specific to heart muscle.

Get an EKG
Do we need a third?

Use your judgement.

Is there a cardiac history?
Has the focus of the . . .