Assessment of perioperative mortality risk in patients with infective endocarditis undergoing cardiac surgery: performance of the EuroSCORE I and II logistic models.

@article{Madeira2016AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of perioperative mortality risk in patients with infective endocarditis undergoing cardiac surgery: performance of the EuroSCORE I and II logistic models.},
  author={S{\'e}rgio Lourenço Madeira and Ricardo Costa Rodrigues and Ant{\'o}nio Filipe Tralh{\~a}o and Miguel Borges Santos and Carla S. T. Almeida and Marta P Marques and J. M. Ferreira and Lu{\'i}s Raposo and Jos{\'e} Pedro Neves and Marcelo Oliveira Mendes},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={141-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) has been established as a tool for assisting decision-making in surgical patients and as a benchmark for quality assessment. Infective endocarditis often requires surgical treatment and is associated with high mortality. This study was undertaken to (i) validate both versions of the EuroSCORE, the older logistic EuroSCORE I and the recently developed EuroSCORE II and to compare their performances; (ii) identify… CONTINUE READING
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