The easier, the better: age, creatinine, ejection fraction score for operative mortality risk stratification in a series of 29,659 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery.

@article{Ranucci2011TheET,
  title={The easier, the better: age, creatinine, ejection fraction score for operative mortality risk stratification in a series of 29,659 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery.},
  author={Marco Ranucci and Serenella Castelvecchio and Massimiliano Conte and Gianluigi Megliola and Giuseppe Speziale and Flavio Fiore and Fabio Guarracino and Sabino Scolletta and Ricardo Martinez Escobar and Mauro Falco and Elena G Bignami and Giovanni Landoni},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={581-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Age, preoperative creatinine value, and ejection fraction are easily arranged in the age, creatinine, ejection fraction score to predict operative mortality in elective cardiac operations, as recently shown. We validate the age, creatinine, ejection fraction score in a large multicentric study. METHODS We analyzed 29,659 consecutive patients who underwent elective cardiac operations in 14 Italian institutions during the period from 2004 to 2009. The operative (30-day) mortality rate… CONTINUE READING