Dr. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, FACC

Baylor College of Medicine

The Science Behind Heart Attack Detection: The Role of Cardiac Troponin

W. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, FACC, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Research Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, describes the science behind diagnosing a heart attack (also called myocardial infarction). Learn about the methods used to measure cardiac troponin, a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack, and the benefits of sensitive new technologies for earlier detection in the emergency department.

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Dr. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, FACC

Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Peacock is a professor of Emergency Medicine, associate chair, and research director for Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. With over 300 publications on heart failure and acute coronary syndromes, Dr. Peacock is also the co-editor of the textbooks Cardiac Emergencies, Short Stay Management of Heart Failure, and Short Stay Management of Chest Pain. He is the 2004 and 2010 winner of the Best Research Paper Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, and is the Codman Award recipient from the American Association of Group Practice. Dr. Peacock has and continues to serve as PI or co-PI for many high profile national and international clinical trials such as PRONTO, ADHERE-EM, IMPACT, CHOPIN, CLUE, FASTTRACK and TRUE-HF. His clinical interests and research focus include acute coronary syndrome, acute heart failure, biomarkers, improvements in emergency medical care, and more rapid patient disposition. Dr. Peacock received his medical degree from Wayne State University Medical School and completed his Emergency Medicine training at William Beaumont Hospital, Detroit.