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Biomarkers Study Group

of the Association for Acute CardioVascular Care

Established by Kristian Thygesen (DK) in 2005 with the intention to create a support group for the Global Task Force for the Definition of Myocardial Infarction (later called Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (UDMI).

In addition to supporting the UDMI, the Biomarker Study Group developed into a successful and independent study group focusing on the proper clinical application of cardiac biomarkers including troponins, natriuretic peptides, and inflammatory and thrombotic markers in acute cardiac care.


  • Disseminate knowledge about the proper clinical application of cardiac biomarkers in acute cardiac care. 
  • Advise on the appropriate application of biomarkers in cardiovascular research. 
  • Promote opportunities for composing guidelines for implementation of cardiac biomarkers in acute cardiac care.
  • Be a counselling source for authorities regarding the appropriate clinical use of cardiac biomarkers.




2020 and onwards

Study Group Members

  • Nicholas Mills, UK - Chairperson
  • Johannes Mair (AT) - Deputy Chairperson
  • Christian Mueller, SW - Past Chairperson
  • Bertil Lindahl, SE 
  • Kristian Thygesen, (DK) - Founder of the study group
  • Louise Cullen (AU)
  • Evangelos Giannitsis (DE)
  • Ola Hammarsten (SE)
  • Kurt Huber (AT)
  • Allan Jaffe (USA)
  • Konstantin Krychtiuk (AT) (young ACVC member)
  • Martin Moeckel (DE)
  • Lori Daniels (USA)
  • Matthias Thielmann (GE)
  • Dorien Kimenai (UK)
  • Jasper Boeddinghaus (SW)



Scientific Posters

Restricted access to ACVC Silver Members

  • Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction Essentials for clinical practice
  • Clinical Interpretation of High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin

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