ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease Position Paper: assessing the risk of interventions in patients with valvular heart disease.

@article{Rosenhek2012ESCWG,
  title={ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease Position Paper: assessing the risk of interventions in patients with valvular heart disease.},
  author={Raphael A Rosenhek and Bernard Iung and Pilar Tornos and Manuel de Jesus Antunes and Bernard D. Prendergast and Catherine M. Otto and Arie Pieter Kappetein and Janina Stępińska and Jens Johannes Kaden and Christoph Kurt Naber and Esmeray Acart{\"u}rk and Christa Gohlke-Baerwolf},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={822-8, 828a, 828b}
}
AIMS Risk scores provide an important contribution to clinical decision-making, but their validity has been questioned in patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), since current scores have been mainly derived and validated in adults undergoing coronary bypass surgery. The Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology reviewed the performance of currently available scores when applied to VHD, in order to guide clinical practice and future development of new… CONTINUE READING