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TIMI Risk Score for Unstable Angina
Patients with unstable angina/non–ST-segmentelevation myocardial infarction (MI) (UA/NSTEMI) present witha wide spectrum of risk for death and cardiac ischemic events.
A simple risk score that has broadapplicability, is easily calculated at patient presentation,and identifies patients with differentresponses to treatments for UA/NSTEMI:
In patients with UA/NSTEMI, the TIMI riskscore is a simple prognostication scheme that categorizes apatient's risk of death and ischemic events and provides a basisfor therapeutic decision making.
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My 12 yr old son (140cm, 38kg) had a recent episode last month of sudden fainting, hit the back of his head on the concrete at high speed. Was unconscious for under a minute. Went to emergency via ambulance and his ECG showed QT prolonged 492ms. Question 1.Could the knock on his head of caused this ? (he did have a previous episode of unconsciousness but it was...