Use of PRECISE-DAPT Score and Admission Platelet Count to Predict Mortality Risk in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Nuccia Morici, Giovanni A. Tavecchia, Laura Antolini, Maria R. Caporale, Silvia Cantoni, Paola Bertuccio, Alice Sacco, Paolo Meani, Giovanna Viola, Dario Brunelli, Fabrizio Oliva, Federico Lombardi, Antonio Segreto, Jacopo A. Oreglia, Carlo La Vecchia, Marco Cattaneo, Marco Valgimigli, Stefano Savonitto

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The PREdicting bleeding Complications In patients undergoing Stent implantation and subsEquent Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (PRECISE-DAPT) score has been validated to predict bleeding complications in patients undergoing stent implantation and dual antiplatelet therapy. This score does not include the platelet count (PC), which has been shown to be an independent marker of mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We assessed the role of the PRECISE-DAPT score calculated on admission for mortality risk prediction and evaluated whether the predictive accuracy of this score improved by adding the PC. In a retrospective cohort study of 1000 patients with ACS, after adjustment for relevant covariates, a PRECISE-DAPT score ≥25 was independently associated with mortality (hazard ratio [HR]: 7.91; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 4.37-14.30). When this score was combined with PC, compared to patients with PRECISE-DAPT <25 and PC ≥150 × 109/L, the adjusted HR was 7.2 (95% CI 2.4-21.6) for those with PRECISE-DAPT <25 and PC <150 × 109/L; 10.7 (95% CI: 5.2-21.9) for those with PRECISE-DAPT ≥25 and PC ≥150 × 109/L; and 17.9 (95% CI 7.0-45.4) for those with PRECISE-DAPT ≥25 and PC <150 × 109/L. Selecting thresholds for high-risk designation, the PRECISE-DAPT score integrated with PC had a higher prediction value, compared to the PRECISE-DAPT and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-877
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • acute coronary syndrome
  • risk score
  • thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Morici, N., Tavecchia, G. A., Antolini, L., Caporale, M. R., Cantoni, S., Bertuccio, P., Sacco, A., Meani, P., Viola, G., Brunelli, D., Oliva, F., Lombardi, F., Segreto, A., Oreglia, J. A., La Vecchia, C., Cattaneo, M., Valgimigli, M., & Savonitto, S. (2019). Use of PRECISE-DAPT Score and Admission Platelet Count to Predict Mortality Risk in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome. Angiology, 70(9), 867-877.