About the Authors

Julian T. Hertz

Contributed equally to this work with: Julian T. Hertz, Joseph M. Reardon

Affiliation Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Joseph M. Reardon

Contributed equally to this work with: Julian T. Hertz, Joseph M. Reardon

Affiliation Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Clarissa G. Rodrigues

Affiliations Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Instituto de Cardiologia do RS – Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Luciano de Andrade

Affiliations Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná (UNIOESTE), Foz do Iguaçú, PR, Brazil

Alexander T. Limkakeng

Affiliation Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Gerald S. Bloomfield

Affiliations Division of Cardiology and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Catherine A. Lynch

Catherine.Lynch@duke.edu

Affiliations Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

ATL has received research funding from Roche International and Abbott Laboratories, which manufacture troponin assays. The other authors have no relevant conflicts of interest. ATL's research grants listed in the Competing Interests section place no restrictions on the review article that we are submitting. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JTH JMR CAL. Performed the experiments: JTH JMR CAL. Analyzed the data: JTH JMR CAL CGR LA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CGR LA GSB ATL. Wrote the paper: JTH JMR CGR CAL. Created GIS Map: LA. Provided Critical Manuscript Editing and Interpretation: GSB ATL.