Comparison of clinical risk assessment systems in predicting three-vessel coronary artery disease and angiographic culprit lesion in patients with non-ST segment elevated myocardial infarction/unstable angina pectoris.
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Jan 01, 2012
Among risk assessment systems, only the ACC/AHA system can be used to predict three-vessel disease. It is possible to use all risk scoring systems for the same purpose. The predictive values of the TIMI and GRACE risk scores are higher. The culprit lesions cannot be predicted by any of the risk assessment or scoring systems. The use of cardiac enzymes seems more appropriate with very low sensitivity and specificity.
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