Surgical risk scores: A roadmap to improved outcome?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Habertheuer et al. present a risk scoring system for predicting morbidity and mortality in 1181 patients undergoing surgery for drug associated endocarditis. The authors conclude that drug-related endocarditis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and that an easily-applied risk stratification score may aid in clinical decision making. The authors demonstrate excellent predictive accuracy in a multi-institutional dataset, and the system is applicable to multivalve patients. Time will tell if application of this or other risk scoring systems can truly provide a roadmap to improved outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glower, DD; Gaca, J

Published Date

  • July 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2452 - 2453

PubMed ID

  • 33896041

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8191

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/jocs.15569


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States