Towards improved diagnosing and treatment of acute coronary syndrome
Principal investigator; Ekelund, Ulf, Associate Professor, MD/PhD
The ultimate goal of this research program is to improve the care and outcome for patients with suspected or established acute coronary syndrome (ACS; acute myocardial infarction, AMI, or unstable angina pectoris).
The program includes several subprojects in which we aim to
- Develop risk stratification tools for use in of patients with suspected ACS in the ED
- Test whether new ECG methods, eg high frequency ECG analysis, can improve evaluation of these patients,
- Test whether decision support software based on artificial intelligence (artificial neural networks, ANN) or statistical models can identify ACS in routine care with an accuracy comparable or better than that of physician experts, and to
- Establish the cardiovascular effects of inhaled oxygen in acute cardiac disease using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
If successful, our projects will improve the immediate evaluation and management of patients with suspected ACS, which will likely translate into better prognosis for a large number of patients.
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|Total financing:||1.0 MSEK||Gov grant for clinical research ("ALF"):||170,000.0 MSEK|
|Total external financing:||1,600,000.0 MSEK||Natl and intl prioritized grants:||0.0 MSEK|