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The use of Biomarkers for acute cardiovascular disease

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

Understanding the proper use of biomarkers requires clinicians to appreciate some critical pre-analytic and analytic issues as well as how to use the markers properly.
This topic comprises 3 core courses which when completed provide a detailed overview of biomarkers in acute cardiovascular disease.


These courses are based on the textbook chapter 'The Use of biomarkers for acute cardiovascular disease' of the the ESC textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd Edition 2015 by Allan S Jaffe

What’s inside?

4 courses on:

  • The use of biomarkers for acute cardiovascular disease
  • Historical development and context
  • Principles guiding the use of biomarkers in acute cardiovascular disease
  • Contemporary issues with the use of cardiovascular biomarkers

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

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Course Co-ordinator

  • Sofie Gevaert

Course Authors

  • Sneha Varkey
  • Hamish MacLachlan