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Role of the CHADS2 Score in Acute Coronary SyndromesThe CHADS2 Score in Acute Coronary Syndrome2 Score: With or Without Atrial Fibrillation

Ahmed M. A. Adlan, MB; Gregory Y. H. Lip, MD; for the OPERA Investigators
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From the University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital.

Correspondence to: Gregory Y. H. Lip, MD, University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, B18 7QH, England; e-mail: g.y.h.lip@bham.ac.uk


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The authors have reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Lip has served as a consultant for Bayer, Astellas, Merck, AstraZeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer, Biotronik, Portola, and Boehringer Ingelheim and has been on the speakers’ bureau for Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Sanofi-Aventis. Dr Adlan has reported that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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© 2012 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2012;141(6):1375-1376. doi:10.1378/chest.11-2780
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In acute coronary syndromes (ACSs), current guidelines recommend early risk stratification in order to plan appropriate treatment.1-3 This can be achieved using an established risk scoring system that predicts mortality. The National Institute for Clinical Health and Clinical Excellence, the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) all advocate the Global Registry of Acute Cardiac Events (GRACE),4 even though others exist.5-7

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