Dr. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, FACC, FESC

Baylor College of Medicine

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays and the power of point of care in the emergency department

Frank Peacock, emergency physician and vice chief of research at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the importance of cardiac troponin as a biomarker for myocardial infarction, highlights the benefits of high-sensitivity versus contemporary troponin assays, and shares why point-of-care testing is a powerful tool in the emergency department.



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Dr. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, FACC, FESC
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Dr. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, FACC, FESC

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Dr. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, FACC, FESC

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.