Q&A With Dirk Westermann From University Medical Center Hamburg: New Test Could Provide Fast Myocardial Infarction Diagnosis in Emergency Rooms

When a patient checks into the emergency room, whether on their own or in an ambulance, time is of the essence to make the correct diagnosis. As technology improves so does the ability to make diagnoses in medicine that much faster. This way doctors can treat the patients that need the help the most while the others can be safely discharged and sent home.

When a patient checks into the emergency room, whether on their own or in an ambulance, time is of the essence to make the correct diagnosis.

Dirk Westermann, MD, PhD, from University Medical Center Hamburg discussed the work being done during the European Society of Cardiology's annual conference in London.

As technology improves so does the ability to make diagnoses in medicine that much faster. This way doctors can treat the patients that need the help the most while the others can be safely discharged and sent home.