Dr. Louise Cullen, MBBS(Hon), FACEM, Ph.D.

The University of Queensland

How a point-of-care high-sensitivity troponin test could change myocardial infarction detection

Imagine if there was a point-of-care solution for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays. In this interview, Prof. Louise Cullen, an emergency physician in a major metropolitan teaching hospital in Brisbane, Australia, shares her thoughts on how such a technology could change patient care for those with suspected acute myocardial infarction, and the potential benefits it would have to improve emergency department efficiency.



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Dr. Louise Cullen, MBBS(Hon), FACEM, Ph.D.
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Louise Cullen is an emergency physician and a Professor at The University of Queensland More
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Dr. Louise Cullen, MBBS(Hon), FACEM, Ph.D.

The University of Queensland

Louise Cullen is an emergency physician in a major metropolitan teaching hospital in Brisbane, Australia, a clinical trialist and outcomes researcher in acute diseases, holding the position of Professor at The University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology. She is enthusiastically involved in the translation of research by clinical redesign and innovation. As an accomplished acute disease researcher, Prof. Cullen has focused on the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with possible acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the emergency department (ED). She has been engaged in many international collaborations and has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals including the NEJM and the Lancet, focused on strategies to improve efficiency, whilst maintaining safety for patients with possible ACS, syncope, heart failure, shortness of breath and atrial fibrillation. More recently, Prof. Cullen has focused on health services research aimed at reducing unnecessary or low benefit care in the ED.