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Chagas' Heart Disease Mortality Prediction Risk Score

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with Chagas' heart disease using the risk score of Rassi et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

B57

Description:

Rassi et al developed a risk score for predicting mortality in patients with Chagas' heart disease. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive therapy or the use of a new technology. The authors are from Anis Rassi Hospital (Brazil), Wake Forest University, University of Sao Paulo and the Evandro Chagas Clinical Research Institute.

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