Author Archive: Rick Body

I'm a Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, an NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester. I do research, in particular to try and improve the early diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes, and I have an interest in the philosophy of Emergency Medicine.

Troponin and biotin: a lethal combination?

Imagine you’re treating a patient who presented with typical cardiac chest pain. The initial ECG showed subtle lateral ST depression that seemed to resolve on subsequent ECGs. You’re very concerned by the clinical picture and believe that ACS is the…
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Is cMyC the new troponin?

Anyone who reads the news is likely to have seen the recent paper in Circulation evaluating a new biomarker of acute coronary syndromes: cardiac myosin binding protein C (cMyC) . This paper has been covered by the BBC, the Telegraph…
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One high sensitivity troponin test to rule out acute myocardial infarction

This month I was honoured that a study I wrote with some terrific colleagues from Europe, Australia and the US has been published as the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Academic Emergency Medicine. This was a secondary analysis from a large, multi-centre, international…
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Cardiology Case 05: Detective work

  It’s been a while since we shared a cardiology case but here’s a cracker for you. As usual, see our Caveats and Cautions. While these cases are based on our genuine experiences (often pooling several experiences), we always alter details…
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