Use of risk scores in acute coronary syndromes.

  title={Use of risk scores in acute coronary syndromes.},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Bueno and Francisco Fernandez-Aviles},
  volume={98 2},
Risk is defined as the probability and severity of loss from exposure to a hazard, and can be assessed in different ways. The application of quantitative or qualitative measures to determine the level of risk associated with a specific hazard defines the process of risk assessment. Qualitative risk assessments (ie, high, intermediate or low risk) are based on the presence or absence of certain characteristics (risk markers or factors). These are easy to use but not accurate as there may be wide… CONTINUE READING