Industry-sponsored satellite symposia are educational, and some offer CME credit. This program is not a part of the official ACEP17 education program as planned by ACEP’s educational meetings committee.
Troponin T Gen 5 and Emergency Medicine: From the Heart
Sunday, 6–8 a.m.
Registration, breakfast, and program
Marriott Marquis/Marquis Ballroom Salon 7 and 8
More than 7 million patients with chest pain present to emergency departments annually in the United States. While these patients account for almost 25 percent of hospital admissions, only a small portion are ultimately diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Evaluation of these patients is time-consuming and costly, and the United States spends $10 billion to $12 billion annually for these workups. The ability to rapidly identify AMI is critical for quality care and for improving patient outcomes. It also offers the emergency department the opportunity to rule out AMI more quickly and to facilitate ED decision-making processes.
This non-CME symposium is supported by a grant from Roche Diagnostics Corporation.