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TRIAGE

TRIAGE is a prospective study conducted in eight metropolitan and regional hospitals nation-wide.  The primary aim is to improve the accuracy and speed of diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) and acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the Emergency Department.  This was done by comparing the Biosite Triage SOB panel (using Troponin I, Myoglobin, CKMB, D-dimer, BNP) with clinical assessment (history and physical examination) for the presence or absence of CHF, ACS and pulmonary emboli in patients presenting with breathlessness with or without chest pain.

A total of 703 patients were enrolled nation-wide.  Participant follow-ups were conducted at 24 hour, 30 day and 6-12 month time periods.