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Risk Score of Koplan et al for Needing a Permanent Pacemaker After Cardiac Valve Surgery

Purpose:

To identify a patient undergoing cardiac valve surgery who may require permanent pacing after surgery.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, imaging studies, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

Z95.0

Description:

Koplan et al developed a simple risk score for predicting the need for permanent pacemaker placement after cardiac valve surgery. The score uses factors that are all known prior to surgery. The authors are from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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