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Center for Molecular Cardiology

Potential clinical implications of GRACE 3.0


Women that develop a particular type of heart attack, ie non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS; accounting for roughly three quarters of heart attacks in females) are at high mortality risk, both in-hospital as well as post-discharge. The GRACE score is the most established tool to predict this risk, yet has shown sex-specific underperformance in women as compared to men, as comprehensively reported in the original article published by Florian A. Wenzl and Simon Kraler et al. in The Lancet. In a more recent report of the Swiss Medical Journal, Prof. Olivier Müller comments on possible clinical implications of their newly developed GRACE 3.0 score. Check out the full article, now available online.