What next for troponin? When diagnostic precision muddies the water for the physician

doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.003 Leave a comment
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First published online 23rd January 2018

Physicians use tests to inform decision-making. Whether this is a bedside test using a stethoscope, the seemingly ancient technology of recording an electrocardiogram (ECG), or the most advanced imaging modalities and biochemical panels available – all pursue diagnostic clarity. But, more frequently than we might like to admit, the results do not illuminate a clear path of treatment.

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