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Maria Rubini-Gimenez (Switzerland) - Finalist YIA 2012


Acute Coronary Syndromes

Research fellow in Universitätsspital Basel (CH) Research fellowship in Cardiology

Curriculum Vitae:
09/2009 - 07/2010 UNIL (Université de Lausanne, CH). Medical studies (ERASMUS scholarship)
09/2005 - 06/2011 Medical Faculty of “Universitat de Valencia”(ES). Medical studies
Doctoral thesis:09/2011-currently. Universitätsspital Basel (CH)
“Rapid Rule-out of Acute Myocardial infarction using undetectable levels of high sensitive cardiac Troponins” within the framework of the APACE study 

Abstract subject:

Rapid Rule-out of Acute Myocardial Infarction using undetectable levels of high sensitivity cardiac troponin

How did you come to this topic?

In the diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), delays in confirming the diagnosis (rule in) may increase the risk of complications, but also delays in excluding the diagnosis (rule out) interfere with the evaluation of alternative diagnoses and contribute to overcrowding in the Emergency Department (ED) and increasing the cost to the health care system. The current ESC Guidelines recommend not to exclude an AMI before a second hs-cTn measurement (after 3h) is performed. We consider that 3 hours is still a lot of time at the ED, and therefore wanted to improve the rapid-rule out at the ED of the AMI

Abstract summary:

Currently undergoing peer review. Therefore, I would not like to have the abstract published prior to the publication of the manuscript

What this nomination/price could bring to your carreer?

First of all, it brings me the excellent opportunity to meet other young fellows and to exchange our ideas and concerns. Furthermore the recognition of my work encourages me to keep on doing research and to pursue my idea of combining clinical work and clinical research in the following years and after

Tell us how being a ACCA member  help you in your day to day work, in your future plan ?

Being member of the ACCA gives me the chance to keep updated about the last advances in the field of Acute Cardiac Care, and the possibility to apply them directly in new ideas for our studies

Any suggestions or comments?

I would definitely recommend other young fellows to participate in the YIA of the ACCA Congress in the following years, because it is a great opportunity to learn and to have fun at the same time.