Clinical Trial: One-hour Troponin in a Low-prevalence Population of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Study Status: Recruiting
Recruit Status: Recruiting
Study Type: Observational

Official Title: Introduction of an 1-hour Algorithm for High-sensitivity Cardiac-specific Troponin T for Faster Assessment of NSTEMI in a Low-prevalence Population at Oslo Accident and Emergency Outpatient Clinic

Brief Summary: This study evaluates if the 1-hour rule-in/rule-out algorithm for a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is safe and effective in patients with a lower pretest probability of an acute myocardial infarction (MI). During this study troponins will be collected at 0-, 1- and 4/6-hours, where absolute changes in the values will decide whether the patient need hospitalization or not. Can the time interval to the second troponin test be reduced by using an 1-hour high-sensitivity assay?