Study for evaluation of newly onset chest pain and rapid diagnosis of myocardial necrosis (stenoCardia)
Study for evaluation of newly onset chest pain and rapid diagnosis of myocardial necrosis (stenoCardia):
Patients with acute chest pain presenting consecutively at the chest pain unit of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Medical Centre Mainz between January 2007 and December 2008 were enrolled in this all-comers prospective biomarker assessment registry (35, as described earlier (36). Blood samples were obtained on admission and after 3 and 6 hours. Routine laboratory parameters including C-reactive protein were measured immediately after blood withdrawal by standardized methods. Additionally, EDTA plasma and serum samples were collected at each time point, centrifuged, aliquoted and stored at -80°C. The study was approved by the local ethics committees. Participation was voluntary; each patient gave written, informed consent.