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Considerations on the poor discriminatory power of the FRANCE-2 risk score
  1. Rocío Díaz1,
  2. Daniel Hernández-Vaquero1,
  3. Rubén Álvarez1,
  4. César Morís2
  1. 1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Area, Central University Hospital of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
  2. 2 Department of Cardiology, Heart Area, Central Universitary Hospital of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Area, Central Universitary Hospital of Asturias, Celestino Villamil, SN, Oviedo, Asturias 33006, Spain; dhvaquero{at}

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to this letter.

  • Competing interests Dr Cesar Moris is proctor for CoreValve-Medtronic.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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