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BET 2: SHOULD WE BE MEASURING TROPONINS IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE PERICARDITIS?
  1. Rick Body, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine,
  2. Craig Ferguson, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

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    Checked by Craig Ferguson, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine

    Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

    THREE-PART QUESTION

    In [stable adult patients with acute pericarditis] does [measurement of cardiac troponins] enable [accurate prediction of complications and facilitate hospital discharge]?

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    CLINICAL SCENARIO

    A 25-year-old man presents to the emergency department (ED) with central sharp chest pain that is eased by sitting forward. ECG shows widespread saddle-shaped ST elevation consistent with acute pericarditis.

    The patient is clinically stable with normal heart rate and blood pressure and no signs of left ventricular failure. You wonder whether …

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