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Predicting freedom from clinical events in non–ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events
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    ACS Scores: Risky business?
    • Richard Lim, Associate Professor / Consultant Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gregory Starmer

    To the Editor:

    If a study identifies several predictors of high risk of adverse events - as GRACE has attempted to do for ACS, could we dare presume that the absence of those predictors might perhaps indicate low risk i.e. freedom from those events? Have we somehow missed the point of this paper by Brieger et al? Or are there more analyses just waiting to be presented from a different angle to further advance o...

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    • Chris P. Gale, Academic Clnical Lecturer in Cardiology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Brian Cattle, Alex Simms, Darren Greenwood, and Robert West

    To the editor. We read with interest the paper presented by Breiger et al [1] and feel that it is most worthy of comment. The authors describe the development and internal validation of a risk score for patients with NSTEACS, from a global registry, that predicts in-patient freedom-from- events. They present an alternative concept to ACS risk characterisation – rather than the identification of high-risk subjects who merit...

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