Acute coronary syndrome: analysis of two case reports

Marco Mascellanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7175/cmi.v3i4.541

Abstract

The patients presenting acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation can have a short and long-term risk of death or recurrent ischemic events. Therefore, the evaluation of risk is an essential step in the management of such patients. We report two cases – a 86-year-old male, and a 46-year-old one – with acute coronary syndrome with non-ST-segment elevation, showing the importance of risk assessment to determine management strategy. Two risk profile scores were used: TIMI score and GRACE score. Routine use of validated risk score may facilitate more appropriate tailoring of intensive therapies, but the clinical reasoning of the physician is essential to take right decisions.

Keywords

Acute coronary syndrome; TIMI score; GRACE score; Risk assessment

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