Table 6

Major adverse events

Age and genderStudy groupTesting at initial presentationWorking diagnosisAdverse event
43, femalePoint-of-carePoint-of-care tests negative, taken 505 and 600 min after worst painMusculoskeletal painHospitalisation for ACS 50 days later
63, malePoint-of-carePoint-of-care tests negative, taken 721 and 824 min after worst painMusculoskeletal painHospitalisation for ACS 1 day later
64, femaleStandard careTroponin negative 1606 min after worst painAngina no ACSNon-fatal MI 32 days later
78, femalePoint-of-carePoint-of-care tests negative, taken 800 and 900 min after worst painGastro-oesophageal painDied from metastatic pancreatic carcinoma 75 days later
78, malePoint-of-careCK-MB and myoglobin negative, troponin 0.06 and 0.07 at 909 and 1005 min after worst painAngina no ACSLife-threatening arrhythmia (SVT) 48 days later
  • ACS, acute coronary syndrome; CK-MB, creatine kinase, myocardial type; MI, myocardial infarction; SVT, supraventricular tachycardia.