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Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Clinical Chemistry/UA/Toxicology): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 20-778688, approved through 9/1/2022


  • Describe the role of cardiac biomarkers, the characteristics of a good marker of cardiac disease, and the use of cardiac biomarkers today.
  • Explain atherosclerosis as an inflammatory process.
  • Compare and contrast the cardiac biomarkers cTnI and cTnT.
  • Discuss the utilization of CK-MB, myoglobin, and CK-isoform measurement in diagnosis of an acute myocardial infarction.
  • Describe the formation of BNP and NT-ProBNP and their role as markers of congestive heart failure.
  • Interpret the measurement results of cardiac biomarker assays in the diagnosis of an acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.
  • Explain the role of cardiac biomarkers in risk stratification of those with heart disease.

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Course Outline

  • Cardiac and Vascular Disease
      • Introduction
      • Organizations and Agencies
      • The Human Heart
      • Terminology Describing Ischemic Heart Disease and Heart Failure
      • Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Risk Factors for Heart Disease
      • Atherosclerosis
      • Fibrous Cap
      • Lipids
      • Monitoring Lipids
  • Biomarkers of Cardiac Disease
      • Heart Disease and Cardiac Biomarkers
      • Uses of Cardiac Biomarkers
      • Optimal Cardiac Biomarkers
      • Current Cardiac Biomarkers
  • Biomarkers of An AMI
      • History
      • Troponins
      • Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI)
      • Cardiac Troponin T (cTnT)
      • Use of Troponins
      • Troponin Measurement and Ranges
      • CK-MB
      • CK-MB Measurement and Ranges
      • Myoglobin
      • CK-Isoforms
      • Pattern of AMI Biomarker Levels
      • Diagnosis of an Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
      • Guidelines for Cardiac Markers in AMI Diagnosis
      • Biomarker Sampling
      • High-Sensitivity Troponin
  • Biomarkers in CHF
      • Cardiac Biomarkers and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
      • Function of BNP
      • BNP Versus NT-ProBNP
      • BNP Versus NT-proBNP, continued
      • BNP and NT-ProBNP Measurement and Ranges
  • Risk Stratification and Cardiac Biomarkers
      • Risk Stratification
  • Biomarkers to Identify Those at Risk for Developing Cardiac Disease
      • Other Cardiac Risk Markers
      • High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)
      • Use of hs-CRP, Measurement, and Ranges
      • Comparisons of Concentrations of CRP and hs-CRP
  • References
      • References
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