Author Archive: Rick Body

I'm a Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, an NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester. I do research, in particular to try and improve the early diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes, and I have an interest in the philosophy of Emergency Medicine.

One high sensitivity troponin test to rule out acute myocardial infarction


This month I was honoured that a study I wrote with some terrific colleagues from Europe, Australia and the US has been published as the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Academic Emergency Medicine. This was a secondary analysis from a large, multi-centre, international…
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Cardiology Case 05: Detective work

Cardiology cases

  It’s been a while since we shared a cardiology case but here’s a cracker for you. As usual, see our Caveats and Cautions. While these cases are based on our genuine experiences (often pooling several experiences), we always alter details…
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Getting your chest pain evaluation right: #UMECS16

Chest pain evaluation: how to get it right

Last week, while Iain was giving a keynote lecture in Austria, I was also heading for distant shores to speak about chest pain evaluation at a special conference set up by the legendary Amal Mattu: the University of Maryland Emergency…
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JC The REVERT trial: Dip or doom for SVT in the Emergency Department?

Dip or Doom?

SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) is something we see a lot of in Emergency Medicine.  Any emergency physician will tell you exactly how satisfying it is to treat a patient with SVT.  There must be close to a 100% successful cardioversion rate, one…
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