TIMI Risk Score for Unstable Angina

Posted on April 28, 2010 - 2:10pm

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.


1. Risk Stratification and Therapeutic Decision Making in Acute Coronary Syndromes, E. Magnus Ohman et al., JAMA. 2000;284(7):876-878,