Randomised Assessment of Treatment using Panel Assay of Cardiac markers – a trial of rapid blood testing for acute chest pain in six NHS hospitals around the UK.
To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the most promising point-of-care cardiac marker panel currently used in the emergency department.
Multi centre randomised controlled trial of point of care markers vs standard care in patients with acute chest pain in the Emergency Department.
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Evaluating the role of early CT Coronary Angiography on patients with suspected or confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Evaluating the role of early CT Coronary Angiography
Assisting in identifying patients with Humeral shaft fractures in the ED by screening.
Giving patient information sheets to introduce the study, so patient has had adequate time to read and make decision about going into the trial before going to the fracture clinic.