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Risk Score of Swartz et al for Predicting Mortality in a Patient with a Mechanical Device While Awaiting Cardiac Transplantation

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Cardiology

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Swartz et al developed a score for evaluating a patient with a mechanical cardiac device pending a heart transplant. This can help identify a patient who may be at greater risk for death while awaiting a donor to become available. The authors are from St Louis University in St Louis, Missouri.

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