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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation mortality risk score: are we ready to gaze into our next “crystal ball”?

EuroIntervention 2014;10:897-899. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I8A154

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA
Historically, mankind has been fascinated by the “magic” of using a mathematical formula to predict the likelihood of a future event, namely its probability. Risk scores have been created to anticipate a potential outcome given a set of measurable attributes called random variables. Thus, well-established areas of science have aimed to assess the risk of a future outcome by, in general, categorising it into low, medium, or high-risk at the present time. Notably, in the field of business, the risk metrics have gained special attention as decision-making tools to profile the financial risks attached to individuals as well as companies.##...

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