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ST Elevation in Acute Chest Pain; Could Measurement of Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) be Helpful to the Clinician?

2014-08-27 03:16:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

A blood test (2-3 cc peripheral venous blood) drawn /used from already available required lab tests to distinguish between pericarditis accompanied with electrocardiogram (ECG) signs mimicking infarction. A test of clinical potential if proven to be able to support either origin of acute chest pain etiology.

Description

Too many times young patients presenting with acute chest pain are referred to invasive angiography or treated with anticoagulation therapy a measure of detrimental effect in those inflicted with acute pericarditis.

A simple blood test (the PLAC test) may have some value in aiding rapid diagnosis saving need for cath.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Acute Chest Pain

Location

The E.Wolfson MC
Holon
Israel
52100

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Wolfson Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:58-0400

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