Dr. Fred Apple

Hennepin County Medical Center

New IFCC Task Force on Cardiac Biomarker Guidelines: Impact on Patient Care

Cardiac troponin is a marker of cardiac injury, enabling clinicians to aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. Dr. Fred Apple, Director of Clinical Laboratories at Hennepin County Medical Center, describes how new IFCC recommendations and guidelines — for implementing high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays — will improve cardiac triage and patient outcomes worldwide.

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Dr. Fred Apple

Hennepin County Medical Center

Dr. Fred Apple is the medical director of the Clinical Laboratories, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology and Point of Care Testing at the Hennepin County Medical Center. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and obtained a fellowship in Laboratory Medicine in 1982 from Washington University. He is board certified in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology. Dr. Apple serves as a principal investigator at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation. He is a consultant to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. In addition to his investigative research, Dr. Apple is a Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Apple also serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Clinical Chemistry and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.