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Coronary disease
Acute coronary syndromes: risk stratification
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  • Published on:
    Risk assessment after myocardial infarction - response from author

    In my review on risk stratification in acute coronary syndromes, "diagnostic value" was used conventionally to refer to the ability of predischarge tests to predict future coronary events, particularly death and myocardial infarction.

    In response to the 3 additional points:

    1. Cost-effectiveness Underwood et al are correct to caution me on statements of cost-effectiveness. My contention was (...

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  • Published on:
    Risk assessment after myocardial infarction
    • Richard Underwood, Professor of Cardiac Imaging
    • Other Contributors:
      • "Dinos Anagnostopoulos, Leslee Shaw"
    Adam Timmis gives an excellent overview of risk stratification in acute coronary syndromes and he outlines recommended management strategies.[1] We were confused however by his suggestion that "the diagnostic value of exertional ST segment depression and thallium perfusion defects are equivalent, making the treadmill more cost effective than the gamma camera". It is not clear whether the diagnostic value to which he refers is...
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